Somerset flood warnings issued following forecast of heavy rain
Flood warnings have been issued in two parts of Somerset today as the region braces itself for 24 hours of heavy rain.
The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for today and tomorrow, with up to 15mm of rain forecast to fall this afternoon and a further 30mm tomorrow.
As of 11am this morning, the Environment Agency had five flood warnings in place across the South West, and more than 20 flood alerts. That number is expected to rise tonight.
The county's two flood warnings are for the A361 road between East Lyng and Burrowbridge, and Curry Moor and Hay Moor on the Somerset Levels.
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Today's yellow warning of rain is in place from midday until 8pm, and the Met Office said between five and 15mm could fall - with up to 25mm possible on south west-facing hills.
Further heavy rain is forecast for tomorrow, accompanied by strong winds which the Met Office said could reach gale force around exposed coasts and over hills and moors.
Around 20 to 30mm of rain is forecast to fall, with up to 50mm over higher ground.
The Met Office this evening upgraded tomorrow's warning to an amber alert for Devon.
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