Storm warnings for Somerset with 60mph winds and heavy rain forecast
Storm warnings have been issued for Somerset with heavy rain and high winds expected to batter the region over the next 24 hours.
The Met Office has extended today's yellow warning for rain until 6am tomorrow morning, and also has a severe weather warning of high winds in place from 9am to 6pm tomorrow.
Somerset has been warned to expect 40mph to 50mph gusts throughout the day tomorrow, with winds in excess of 60mph possible at exposed coastal areas or over higher ground.
Traffic and travel disruption is possible, particularly for high-sided vehicles, said the Met Office.
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Today's rain is expected to be heaviest in Devon, where the alert has been upgraded to amber.
In Somerset, the rain is forecast to become heavy and persistent this evening and overnight, before clearing on Wednesday morning.
Up to 30mm of rainfall is likely, along with the danger of flooding and surface water on the county's roads.
Some have already been closed today, including the A39 at Carhampton and the A361 between East Lyng and Burrowbridge.
The Met Office has also issued an early warning for further heavy rain on Friday.
Another 30mm is forecast to fall, likely to be accompanied by severe gales around exposed coasts and over hills.
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