Met Office warns 'be prepared' as heavy overnight rain brings flooding to East Devon's roads

PUBLISHED: 10:55 10 November 2008 | UPDATED: 09:59 10 June 2010

HEAVY overnight rain has brought small areas of flooding to many low-lying roads and lanes.

HEAVY overnight rain has brought small areas of flooding to many low-lying roads and lanes.

The A376 Exmouth to Exeter Road has been hit in several places with traffic forced to slow down as cars navigate the pockets of floodwater.

Withycombe Road, in Exmouth, was this morning flooded near the mini roundabout - with rainwater submerging the road and pavement.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning in the region, saying people living in East Devon should 'be prepared' for 'very wet and very windy' weather today.

Heavy rain is expected to spread quickly eastwards this morning but will then gradually move away during the afternoon.

The Met Office said scattered showers will follow into western areas later.

It will be very windy with severe gales likely near southern coasts with a maximum temperature 12 °C.

Tonight there will be clear intervals and scattered heavy and blustery showers throughout Devon and Cornwall, with a few will spreading east to other parts.

The wind is set to continue and the minimum overnight temperature will be 6 °C.

Weather experts say Tuesday will be a blustery day with sunny intervals and scattered, heavy showers affecting all parts.

It will feel chilly in the very strong winds and the maximum expected temperature will be 12 °C.

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