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West Country warned weekend weather could be a washout

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: May 09, 2014

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Wet and wind weekend

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The West Country has been warned to brace itself for high winds and torrential rain, with this weekend expected to be a washout.

Gusts of up to 50mph are expected to batter the coasts and 10mm of rain could fall in an hour in parts of the region over the next few days.

Banks of cloud moving in from the Atlantic are to blame for a return of the blustery, wet conditions.

There are no flood alerts in the West but there is a risk of gales and heavy showers.

The cold, wet weather will come as a shock after the recent warm conditions and is expected to hang around until the middle of the month when temperatures are expected to warm up.

This afternoon is expected to brighten up and there will be sunny spells before the cloud returns.

Strong winds and rain will spread northeastwards early in the night.

On Saturday heavy and persistent rain will give way to and brighter conditions but it will still be showery with the risk of gales.

On Sunday it will be brighter but the wet and windy weather will return.

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