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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A combination of cloud, sunshine and showers. Temperatures rising to 19 C but heavy showers - some of them thundery - are likely later.
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Friday will start with a mix of cloud, sunny spells and showers but those showers will become heavy later with temperatures hitting 19 C