The floodgates at some East Devon towns will be closed this weekend, as a yellow weather warning has been issued for East Devon. 

The floodgates will be closed at Mamhead Slipway (Exmouth) from 5pm on Friday, (August 4) until Sunday morning. Sidmouth's floodgates will be closed from Saturday, (August 5), morning until Sunday morning.

STORM Antoni is set to bring strong winds to Devon tomorrow (Saturday, August 5), according to the latest Met Office forecast.

A weather warning for strong wind was already in place, but an updated one now, in place from 8am to 8pm, said: "Storm Antoni will bring unseasonably windy weather to southern parts of the UK."

This weekend you can expect

  • Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible
  • Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen
  • Road, rail, air, and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible
  • Some roads and bridges may close
  • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads, and properties