The rain has caused travel chaos throughout the region today with train services disrupted and commuters forced on to replacement bus services.
Services have been suspended between Plymouth and Bristol after flooding at Tiverton Parkway.
And there were also no trains between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction after a landslip on the line between Honiton and Axminster.
The problems could continue into the weekend.
Richard Lawrence reports:
More top news
The RSPCA receives two calls every hour to animals struggling in the hot weather, it has said.
It's emerged a major project planned at Carlyon Bay in Cornwall is now on ice because of 'uncertainty' as a result of Brexit
A Somerset serviceman arrested on terrorism charges could be linked to the discovery of two major dissident republican arms dumps.