Storm clear-up costs expected to rise

Authored by Mary

The repair and clear-up bill from Storm Dennis and Storm Ciara is expected to cost at least £200,000, according to early estimates from Devon County Council.

The authority is expecting that figure to rise as the clearance of several landslips continues and further damage is uncovered across the county.

It comes as the Grade Two Listed Austin’s Bridge at Buckfastleigh has had...

Flooding hastens spread of Japanese knotweed across Devon and Cornwall

Authored by News Desk

Heavy rainfall across the south west of England in autumn 2019 [1] will have prompted the spread of invasive plants such as Japanese knotweed, Giant Hogweed and Himalayan Balsam, which can hitch a ride in floodwater to spread and take hold in new locations, warns Environet UK .

Homeowners who live near watercourses, particularly those in areas hit by severe flooding in recent months...

More rain on the way

Authored by News Desk

The Met Office has issued another severe weather warning for Devon, as heavy and prolonged showers are set to return today.

The warning is valid until noon on Tuesday 5 January.

Some 5-10mm of rain could fall in an hour at times locally. Through the whole period of the warning an additional 10-20mm is expected quite widely across the area and very locally up to 40 mm, mainly...

Records smashed during mild, wet December

Authored by Mary

Record breaking rainfall in December puts 2015 in the top ten wettest years on records going back to 1910

Latest early provisional statistics* from the Met Office confirm December has been record breaking both for its warmth and rainfall.

The UK mean temperature (1-29 December) is a record breaking 8.0 °C which is 4.1 °C above the long-term average. The previous record was 6.9...

Weather warning of more rain for Devon

Authored by Mary

The Met Office has issued another severe weather warning for Devon as heavy rain is set to return on New Year’s Day.

Forecasters say an area of low pressure will bring spells of persistent and at times heavy rain through Friday and Saturday before weakening.

Following a brief respite on Saturday night, a further frontal system will bring more rain to these same areas through...

Mild weather set to stay through Christmas

Authored by News Desk

With just a few days to go until the festive holidays begin, what weather can we expect this Christmas?

The Met Office say after the mild, unsettled start to December it looks likely that this theme will continue through until the end of the year with some spells of windy, wet weather but also drier, brighter periods with some showers. Although temperatures will remain above average,...

Heavy rain and thunderstorms warning

Authored by Mary

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for Devon.

Forecasters say heavy downpours and thunderstorms may affect eastern parts of the region this evening.

More persistent and at times heavy rain will develop across Devon overnight and at times during Sunday, clearing northwards during the early afternoon.

The public should be aware that flooding may result...

Storms continue to batter Devon

Authored by Mary

As storms continue to batter Devon, a more severe amber warning has been issued for wind by the Met Office.

Southerly gales are expected to affect the region during today as a small low pressure centre moves north generating an area of severe gales within its circulation. Gusts of 50-60 mph are possible inland and as much as 75 mph along exposed coasts.

The public should be...

Severe weather warning for Devon

Authored by Mary

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning of strong wind, with gusts of up to 60mph expected along exposed parts of the coast.

Forecasters say southwesterly winds will strengthen through this evening with gales expected overnight. Gusts are likely to reach 50mph quite widely, with 60mph gusts possible across exposed coasts and headlands. There will also be squally, thundery...

Heavy rain set to continue all week

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

Devon is on course for more bad weather as the Met Office predicts heavy rain and strong wind from tonight until the end of the week.

The forecasters say that several more areas of low pressure, bringing heavy rainfall are expected to hit the county from tonight onwards.

The fresh wind and rain bring with them more pressure from flooding in much of the South West particularly...


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