We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
Each Flood Warning may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Warning table above.
Flood Warning issued on 21 Jan 2018 13:45
River levels are showing a fast rate of rise at present. This is in response to heavy rainfall overnight and through this morning. Approximately 30mm of rain has fallen in the catchment for this river in the last six hours.
A frontal weather system is currently passing over the North Devon Area and catchments are already quite saturated. This means that all rivers are currently sensitive to rainfall. The majority of heavy rain should clear from this area, and the Devon Catchments, by 6pm tonight. However, it is anticipated that rivers may still remain high or continue to rise beyond this time. The peak river levels are forecast to be seen during the afternoon of the 21st January.
There is likely to be standing water in low lying roads and care should be taken when driving.
The Environment Agency will continue to monitor river levels and update this message as the situation changes.