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Coastline to get 'battered' as Met Office issues severe weather warning

Coastline to get 'battered' as Met Office issues severe weather warning

On Monday a further broad area of heavy, persistent rain will move northwards across southwest England.

The warning said that southwesterly winds will increase overnight tonight into tomorrow morning bringing 50 to 60mph gusts on the coast, with a chance of winds as high as 70 to 80mph.

"Although the more persistent rain should clear from southwest England into the afternoon, heavy and possibly thundery showers are likely to follow".

"The rain should turn more showery across the south of the warning area by Monday evening with the more persistent rain probably becoming confined to Northumberland and Durham by the start of Tuesday".

"Please be aware of the risk of damage to trees and disruption to transport, and of large waves coming onto sea fronts", warns the Met Office.

An Amber Warning for heavy rain has been issued by the Met Office for Monday morning - covering the whole of Exeter and Devon.

It comes after a night of torrential rain left houses flooded across Wales.