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Weather Warning: Motorists told to take care as thundery showers set to continue throughout today

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: May 22, 2014

The weather warning has been issued up to 9pm tonight

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Devon motorists are being warned off the dangers off heavy rain on the region roads this morning as a weather warning of heavy rain has been issued in the region for the whole of today.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of severe weather set to hit Devon last night and continue until 9pm today.

The warning issued of thundery showers covers the time from 00:05am on Thursday until 9pm.

A spokesperson said: "A band of heavy rain is expected to move north across southwestern parts of the UK on Thursday morning.

"Scattered heavy showers with the risk of some thundery downpours are likely to follow to similar areas during the afternoon.

"The public should be aware of the risk of surface water flooding."

The chief forecaster added: "Areas of heavy and locally thundery rain are expected to move north and west across the southern half of England along with Wales during the early hours of Thursday.

“A brief period of drier weather reaching the extreme southeast around midnight Thursday will follow northwestwards, probably reaching much of Wales and southwest England later in the morning.

“However, scattered locally heavy showers, with the risk of some slow-moving thundery downpours, are likely to develop quite quickly during Thursday, only slowly dying out in the evening. “

Adding: “The public should be aware of the risk of localised flooding.”

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