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West Country braces for strong winds and heavy rain as weather warnings come into force

Credit: Mike Joyce

People across the West Country are being warned to expect adverse weather conditions across Friday and the weekend as multiple weather warnings come into force.

Already strong winds and heavy rain have caused disruption to travel, with scheduled events across the region being cancelled or postponed.

Photographs of fallen trees on cars in Newton Abbot show the strength of gusts across Devon and Cornwall.

The Met Office is warning the public to be aware of fallen trees during the strong winds. Credit: Mike Joyce

With two yellow 'be aware' weather warnings in place, the Met Office has issued a series of warnings to those in affected areas:

  • Strong winds are expected to cause disruption
  • Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities could be affected by spray and/or large waves
  • Some bus and train services could be affected, with journeys taking longer
  • There could be delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport with fallen trees possible
  • There could be some short term loss of power and other services

Get the full weather forecast for the South West here.

Two yellow weather warnings are in place across the West Country. Credit: Met Office

A number of transport services have been impacted by deteriorating weather conditions, including flights and sailing routes.

Delays are also expected for drivers on roads and routes around the South West.

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