The Penlee RNLI inshore lifeboat has come to the rescue of sailors whose yacht went aground in Penzance harbour
A combination of high tides and strong winds has led to flooding in coastal towns across the region
Up to 62 mm of rain fell in 12 hours in parts of Devon overnight and the rest of the region was also affected. Roads and homes were flooded
There are three severe flood warnings in place for the South West - meaning 'danger to life' - and 33 flood warnings - meaning 'take immediate action'.
For the full list, including maps of precise locations, visit the Environment Agency website here.
More of the West Country is at risk of flooding this New Year's Day after heavy rain overnight has begun to spill into our waterways.
The Environment Agency has now issued 14 flood warnings for the region. Click here for details and advice on what to do if you are at risk.
- River Axe (Upper) from Winsham to Axminster inc Chard Junction & Weycrof
- River Teign (Lower) from Chudleigh to Kingsteignton
- River Clyst from Broadclyst to Clyst St Mary
- River Dart from Buckfastleigh to Totnes, including Staverton
- River Yarty from Yarcombe to Axminster
- A361 East Lyng to Burrowbridge
- Curry Moor and Hay Moor
The Environment Agency has issued a severe weather warning for the Sea Life Centre and the Preston Beach Road area of Lodmore in Weymouth.
People are being warned to avoid the Preston Beach areas as conditions are extremely dangerous and will remain so overnight.
A flood alert has been issued for the North Cornwall coast.
The Environment Agency says it could affect Lands End to Hartland Point and include St Ives Bay, Perranporth, Padstow and Bude.
The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the Somerset coast at Porlock Weir.
Flooding is expected for the coastline between Gore Point and Hurlstone Point including properties on the lockside, businesses around the Harbour Masters office, Gibraltar Cottages and other low lying properties on the B3225 at Porlock Weir, at high tide on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.
Tests to show how clean bathing waters are in the South West start today.
The Environment Agency will be taking samples and telling people where is safe to swim. Last year 98 per cent of beaches in our region reached current standards.
The Agency will be taking samples from today until the end of September.
The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the River Wey from Upwey to Weymouth. Flooding is expected for the River Wey from Upwey to Weymouth. Residents are advised to take immediate precautions. Further details here.
A flood warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Char at Dolphins River Caravan Park at Charmouth in Dorset. Flooding is expected with rising river levels following heavy rain. More details here.
People living around Looe in Cornwall are being invited to two public meetings today to discuss water quality on local beaches. It follows fears that Seaton and East Looe beaches may not meet more stringent water quality tests being introduced by the EU in 2015.
Jonathan Ponting from the SW Environment Agency, said: "Bathing water quality has improved significantly over the past two decades but more needs to be done by water companies, businesses, farmers, local authorities and communities to help at risk bathing waters pass the new standards"
The meetings are taking place at the Rusty Bucket Cafe in East Looe from 10am-1pm and the Downderry Working Men's Club at Seaton from 2.30pm-5.30pm.