New severe weather warning issued after night of torrential rainfall
The severe weather warning issued for Dorset and the Westcountry has been extended after a night of torrential rain.
The Met Office's amber alert for the region was due to be lifted at 9am today, but it has now been extended until 4pm.
A further yellow warning has been issued for tomorrow as more heavy rain, accompanied by some strong gales, is expected to hit the South West.
Several of the region's roads have been impassable, and the Met Office has warned drivers and residents to be aware of an increased risk of both surface water and river flooding today.
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On tomorrow's yellow warning of severe weather, the forecaster said: "Further rain or showers, heavy and persistent in places, are likely during Tuesday.
"The public should remain aware of the potential for further localised disruption due to heavy rain and/or very strong winds."
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See below for the latest South West flood alerts and warnings from the Environment Agency...