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Risk of icy conditions on Devon's roads

Authored by News Desk

People across Devon are being urged to take extra care tomorrow morning (Wednesday 26 February) due to a risk of icy conditions.

Road surface temperatures are due to drop as low as -2 C overnight and Devon County Council’s gritters will be treating the county’s main routes this afternoon and overnight.

Scattered wintry showers are expected this evening and into tomorrow, and...

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...

Warning to dog owners as Storm Dennis hits Britain

Authored by Mary

With up to four inches of snowfall due to hit Britain this weekend as a result of impending Storm Dennis, gritters are out in full force to make footpaths and roads safer.

Though rock salt may help keep pedestrians and motorists safe on slippery roads and pavements, 48 per cent of dog owners are unaware of the hidden dangers that grit poses to their beloved pet.

Dr. Karlien...

Devon braced for Storm Dennis

Authored by News Desk

Devon is bracing itself for another weekend of stormy conditions with the arrival of Storm Dennis this weekend (Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 February).

A Yellow Warning for strong winds and rain across the whole of Devon has been issued by the Met Office for most of Saturday and Sunday, with an Amber Warning for heavy rain in the south of the county.

Devon County Council is...

Highways teams dealing with Storm Ciara aftermath

Authored by News Desk

Devon County Council’s highways teams are continuing to work around the clock to deal with the aftermath of Storm Ciara.

The county was battered throughout yesterday (Sunday 9 February), with winds speeds reaching around 75mph, causing numerous trees to come down.

Extra highways crews turned out to deal with reports of more than 60 fallen trees and branches across the county...

Advice to take extra care when travelling this weekend

Authored by Mary

Road users are being urged to take extra care when travelling on Devon’s roads this weekend.

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning of strong winds for this Sunday (9 February) with Storm Ciara set to hit the UK.

Wind gusts may reach up to 80mph in coastal areas and 70mph inland which could leave debris on the roads. Coastal routes could be impacted and high sided...

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...

Forecast of wintry showers could make travelling conditions challenging

Authored by News Desk

Wintry showers could make conditions on Devon’s roads hazardous overnight and into tomorrow morning, Devon County Council is warning.

While most of the county is likely to see rain and hail showers over the next 24 hours, up to 3.5cm of snow is forecast for higher ground such as Dartmoor, with less expected on Exmoor and the Blackdown Hills.

Devon County Council’s fleet of...

Drivers urged to drive with caution due to high winds

Authored by Mary

People across Devon are being urged to take extra care when travelling this evening and tomorrow with high winds and rain expected in some parts of Devon. (Monday and Tuesday 13/14 January).

High winds are forecast until midnight tonight and tomorrow. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for the remainder of today and from 12 noon Tuesday 14 January until 12 midnight.

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2019 weather: A year in review

Authored by Mike Page

2019 has been a year of extremes: record-breaking heat and rain, along with notable spells of cold and windy weather have all been prominent.

As we approach year-end, we’ve highlighted the most notable climate features of the year, including two all-time temperature records:

  • Warmest winter day on record: 21.2 °C recorded at Kew Garden on 26 February
  • Hottest
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