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Heavy rain forecast prompts new severe weather warning for Somerset

By This is Somerset  |  Posted: October 03, 2012

  • The Met Office's severe weather warning for Friday

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Further heavy rain is forecast to hit Somerset later this week, with the Met Office issuing a new severe weather warning for the county.

The yellow alert will be in place for the whole of Friday and the early hours of Saturday morning as torrential downpours are expected to lash the region.

The Met Office said it expects to update its warning closer to the weekend.

"There is the potential for periods of heavy rain across much of the southern half of the UK from the beginning of Friday until Saturday morning," it said.

"However there remains considerable uncertainty in the northward extent of this heavy rain and the area covered by the alert is likely to be adjusted further as the event approaches.

"The public should be aware of the possibility of disruption to travel due to localised flooding."

The heavy rainfall is forecast to hit Cornwall and Devon on Thursday evening.

Click here for the latest Somerset weather forecast.

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