More bad weather on the way. Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts…
News from EDDC:
Friday evening into Saturday – Coastal gales with gusts up to 65mph.
Saturday all day will be very windy with gusts up to 65-70mph. The conditions will create large waves and again you should stay away from seafront areas.
Heavy showers can be expected.
Please take action now to protect your properties and ensure those who already have sandbags are using them through the weekend.
The key messages are:
MET Office – This evening will be very wet for 6-8 hours into Saturday. We are likely to see 10-20 mm of rain up to 30mm on Dartmoor. An Amber warning for rain has been issued. Winds will pick up late afternoon and evening with SSW/SSE with gales of 45-55 mph on the coast and 35-50 mph inland. Large waves will be developing. Saturday into Sunday will be a windy period and a change in direction to SW winds peaking late Saturday into Sunday at 50-65 mph on coasts, and 45-65 mph inland. There will be large waves and a risk of coastal flooding. On Saturday showers will be squally with 5-15mm of rain expected in Devon. Sunday will see less frequent showers and winds easing. There will be some respite on Monday before a further period of wet and windy weather.
Environment Agency – The heavy spell of rain will effect rivers by 10pm this evening and we are likely to see 10 flood warnings issued. East Devon rivers are a particular concern being high from previous weather events.
The Highways Agency view East Devon roads as vulnerable with potential for problems as experienced earlier in the week.