The remnants of Storm Brendan have arrived in Devon and Cornwall as heavy rain and strong winds batter the region.
Forecasters have warned that winds of up 90mph could hit exposed areas in Cornwall today, with similar conditions expected in Devon.
The weather has already seen flights cancelled and multiple crashes across the counties as police and Highways England warn drivers to take care on roads.
Heavy rain is expected to reach the area this afternoon.
This is the latest Met Office forecast across Devon and Cornwall:
Yellow wind warning
Strong winds will develop on Tuesday which may bring some disruption.
What to expect
- Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
- Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer
- Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
- Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
- It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves
Latest Met Office forecast for South West England
A breezy start, with some scattered showers across the region. Into the afternoon, heavy rain will push in from the west and continue through the afternoon. The winds will remain strong throughout. Maximum temperature 11 °C.
Don’t get caught out when temperatures plummet with these great items to keep in the car.
The heated blanket
Plug into the cigarette lighter and you are ready to go with this large 12v heated blanket.
The car torch
This is no ordinary torch, it includes a high power LED Torch, powerful red flashing warning lights, an emergency glass break hammer and seat belt cutter, and a powerful magnetic base for hands free use.
Car kit, with folding shovel and hi-vis jacket
The kit comes with a foldable snow shovel, adults hi visibility vest, foil blanket and dynamo torch.
USB boost phone charger
If you are stuck in the snow, make sure you have the ability to keep in contact with this charger.
Don’t get caught out with an empty tank. Make sure you have a spare can in your vehicle.
Heated car seat
This padded and heated cover plugs into your cigarette lighter socket and is thermostatically controlled.
Get packs of two warmers to use on your hands or feet and provide up to ten hours of warmth.
Once the rain has cleared, it will be mostly dry and clear. Although, there could be some coastal showers. It will remain breezy. Minimum temperature 6 °C.
A mostly dry start, barring some localised showers. Heavy rain then arrives late morning, and will continue throughout the day. Winds remaining strong. Maximum temperature 13 °C.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:
Breezy with heavy rain early on Wednesday, but clearing later in the day. Remaining breezy on Thursday with rain later. Mostly dry on Friday, barring some showers in the west.