Dartmoor Zoo has been forced to close for the day "for the reasons of safety and animal welfare". A spokesman added its "animals will be in their houses for the duration" of the bad weather.
The Environment Agency said there is a risk of localised river flooding across the south west with 13 flood alerts currently in place.
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