Thunderstorms likely as Met Office issues rain warning for Devon and Cornwall
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are likely to hit the Westcountry today as the miserable autumn weather continues.
Torrential downpours are expected in Devon and Cornwall, with forecasters warning of potential flooding.
More than an inch (30mm) of rain could fall in three hours in some parts of the region, while more than half an inch (15mm) could fall locally in just an hour.
The Exeter-based Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning until 6pm telling the public to "be aware" of rain.
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A spokesman at the Exeter-based Met Office said:
"An area of heavy, thundery rain will affect SW England today, with the heaviest outbreaks likely to affect south Cornwall and perhaps south Devon.
"The public should be aware of the potential for some localised flooding."
Despite the wet weather, temperatures will remain relatively warm reaching 19 degrees in some areas.
Outbreaks of rain will continue tonight, becoming increasingly persistent and heavy.
Forecasters predict the weather will be unsettled throughout the rest of the week.
Tomorrow is expected to be much drier before a wet and windy day on Thursday.
Friday is due to be an unsettled day, with spells of wind and rain, while Saturday could be drier again.