Somerset is bracing for heavy rain today (May 13) after a yellow weather warning was issued for parts of the county and Devon.
The Met Office issued a rain warning early this morning, with the alert taking effect at 4:38 a.m.
The warning will be in place until 3 p.m. this afternoon with heavy downpours forecast throughout the day in the county.
The alert, which covers southwest Somerset to near Taunton, as well as parts of north Devon, warns of “persistent heavy rains” in the region which could cause significant travel disruption .
The bulletin also predicts that “spray and flooding on the roads will lengthen travel times” as the region’s main roads face downpours, as well as other delays in public transport.
Rain is expected over much of the southwest throughout Thursday, with the five-day forecast for the region indicating that today would be “wet and windy” but clear throughout the day.
Thursday’s regional forecast reads: “A mostly wet and windy day as rain persists in the region, at times heavy.
“In the afternoon, this rain is likely to break up into several bursts of downpours, and the strange sunny period could develop.”
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This notice was published: 2021-05-13 05:32:50