Bank Holiday Weekend Washout

The last bank holiday of the 'summer' is forecast to be quite wet. The tourist industry here in the South West fear they won't get the late boost they were hoping for.

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£10 million could be lost thanks to wet weekend

Businesses in the region are counting the cost after another wet and miserable bank holiday weekend.

Heavy rain and strong winds put a dampener on many events that were taking place on the last public holiday of the 'summer'. Normally crowded beaches were empty and many holidaymakers left the region early. Visit Cornwall estimates that around ten million pounds could be lost from the local economy.


A miserable bank holiday Monday

The Bank Holiday has once again proved a washout across the region, with heavy rain and strong winds putting a dampener on many events.

There's been heavy traffic on major routes as holidaymakers decided to go home early.

Some events were cancelled - tonight's firework display at the Torbay Regatta has been rescheduled for tomorrow.

Our reporter Jeff Welch braved the rain to see how people have been coping with a miserable Monday:

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