Typing this with the rain hitting my window, the first item I see is that an amber warning for rain is in force for parts of Cornwall and Devon.
Bude is only on yellow (bad enough) but the A39 from Camelford, across through Launceston and Tavistock, up to Hatherleigh, down to Ivybridge, over Dartmoor to Chudleigh and almost Totnes is amber.
Rain is expected to develop on Friday morning and last for much of the day with periods of heavy rain during the day. 40-60 mm of rain is expected quite widely over high ground within the warning area. A few places, across Dartmoor in particular, are likely to see 80-100 mm with much of this falling in around 9-12 hours before clearing eastwards. This is likely to cause flooding and disruption to transport.
The Met Office says:
- Homes and businesses are likely to be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
- Fast flowing or deep floodwater is likely, causing danger to life
- Delays and some cancellations to train and bus services are likely
- Spray and flooding probably leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
- A good chance some communities cut off by flooded roads
- Power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses likely
Do be careful out there.