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More heavy rain forecast to hit Somerset in next 48 hours

By This is Somerset  |  Posted: July 04, 2012

Spray could be a problem on Somerset's roads this Friday

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Residents in Somerset are being warned to brace themselves for another 48 hours of heavy rain.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for the region, which is expected to remain in place from 10am tomorrow morning until late on Friday night.

The yellow warning for heavy rain comes days after it was revealed that June was the wettest on record in the West for more than 150 years.

A Met Office statement said: "Heavy showers or thunderstorms are likely with the potential for some heavy rainfall in places.

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"The public should be aware that, following recent heavy rainfall, the ground remains saturated, and that further rainfall would lead to surface water issues and perhaps localised flooding."

Cornwall and Devon will be the main counties affected tomorrow, with West Somerset also catching some heavy rain.

But by Friday, the severe weather warning area will widen to include the whole of Somerset, Bath and Bristol.

A Met Office spokesman added: “Drivers really need to be careful on the roads because of spray and we’re likely to see patches of localised flooding as water runs off the ground, which is already soaked.”

Click here to find out the latest weather forecast in Somerset.

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