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Region battered by rain and wind

Strong winds and heavy rain have hit the South West for much of the weekend, with more bad weather forecast in to next week. Many roads have been affected by fallen trees or power cables. Find out the latest on the roads.

The Met Office has a weather warning in place until midnight for more heavy rain, with the risk of localised flooding and falling trees/branches. This evening the worst of the rain will clear but it won't be long before another pulse of heavy rain moves in. Gale force winds will ease slightly.

– Kate Reeves, ITV Westcountry Weather Presenter
Fallen trees at a campsite in Brean, Somerset have caused damage to a number of buildings Credit: Beverly Beanes

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Western Power say around 2,000 homes across the South West have been left without power after strong winds and rain overnight. Teams are currently being sent to the worst affected areas to try and repair damaged lines and restore electricity.

Trees at this campsite in Brean have been uprooted by the strong winds. Credit: Beverly Beanes
Trees at this campsite in Brean have been uprooted by the strong winds. Credit: Beverly Beanes

There is a risk of localised flooding on Sunday and Monday across parts of southern and eastern England, Midlands and Wales.

The Environment Agency is closely monitoring the forecast and rainfall particularly in Worcestershire, as the river levels are already higher than normal in the rivers Severn, Teme and Avon.

Environment Agency officers are out monitoring river levels, checking defences and clearing any potential blockages, such as fallen branches and debris, to reduce the risk of flooding.


Dartmoor Zoo has also been affected by the weather, closing 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.

Strong winds have brought down a number of trees at a campsite in Brean, Somerset Credit: Beverley Beanes