Heavy rain warning for Devon and Cornwall as summer nears end
Heavy rain and flooding are likely to bring an abrupt end to the summer in the Westcountry.
Long and persistent downpours starting tonight will spell a miserable to several weeks of warm and largely dry weather in Devon and Cornwall.
The Exeter-based Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for the South West on Friday and Saturday when there is said to be a risk of flooding in some parts.
Spokesman Lindsay Mears warned of "potentially very heavy downpours" across the region.
Today's forecast is slightly brighter although cloud is expected to increase during the day before "a few spots of rain" to Devon and Cornwall with temperatures remaining at around 22 degrees.
Tomorrow is likely to feel much cooler at around 17 degrees after heavy rain overnight.
The rain will ease during the day, giving to dry and bright spells, before further downpours on Saturday.
It is expected to remain unsettled and cooler throughout the weekend with further spells of rain or showers, but some brighter spells possible on Sunday.
The yellow weather warning telling people to "be aware" of rain is valid from midnight tonight until midnight on Saturday.