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Rain and gales batter South West

Severe weather in Plymouth
Stormy weather also lashed many parts of the region last weekend

Heavy rain and severe gale-force winds have battered parts of Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The Met Office said up to an inch (25mm) of rain fell over the period of a few hours on Saturday.

The rain caused localised flooding in a number of areas and some trees were blown down, but no major incidents were reported.

The Environment Agency has flood watches on several rivers in Devon. More bad weather has been forecast.

Heavy showers, or more prolonged rain, will affect the region on Sunday afternoon with winds gusting up to 60mph (97km/h)

The region was also badly hit last weekend when gale-force winds and heavy rain caused flooding and brought down trees.



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