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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This afternoon's rain will clear this evening, bringing a mild night and morning tomorrow.
Cloudier this afternoon, and mild temperatures tomorrow morning.
A retired solicitor from Bristol has died after being swept overboard while competing in the Clipper Round the World yacht race.