Wet And Windy West

It was another wet and windy night across the region. Many roads remain flooded and others have been blocked by fallen trees.

Another day of bad weather for the West Country

The region is bracing itself for another night of high winds and heavy rain as already saturated ground makes the prospect of localised flooding more likely.

The Environment Agency currently has 20 flood warnings in place across the south west and there are 51 flood alerts.

The aftermath of the recent weather is continuing to cause disruption, as Jeff Welch reports:

River conditions too dangerous for these canoeists

It was another wet and windy night across the region. Many roads remain flooded and others have been blocked by fallen trees.

A group of canoeists from Gloucestershire travelled down to Devon this morning hoping to tackle the River Dart near Buckfastleigh.

Normally they complain that there's not enough water, but today there was far too much, and they had to abandon their plan and return home.

Paul Gibson from Stroud Valley Canoe Club says conditions were just too dangerous:

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The wettest year since records began

It's official - it's been the wettest year in England since records began - and some parts of the West have had a THIRD as much extra rain than average.

There's to be no let up for the end of year, with more rain forecast over the weekend.

There are currently 13 flood warnings in place for the south west.

Bob Constantine reports: