The Environment Agency in the South West is advising people to be prepared as forecasters are predicting heavy spells of rain across most parts of the South West tomorrow morning and afternoon [Friday].
The forecast is suggesting a first band of rain will fall late tonight and into the early hours of tomorrow morning [Friday] followed by a second band of persistent heavy rain coming into the South West from 9am and could possibly last for several hours.
There could be locally intense downpours within this rainfall which could lead to surface water flooding on roads and flooding from drains and small rivers and streams. There may also be some flooding of fields and low-lying land. The Environment Agency is urging people who live or have businesses close to rivers that respond rapidly to rainfall to be extra vigilant.
People are also urged to take extra care as driving conditions are likely to be particularly hazardous.