Area set to be soaked by Storm Angus is expanded

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Exeter is on alert for heavy rain and strong winds with the first named storm of the season set to batter the country.

The Met Office has issued an amber “be prepared” weather warning ahead of Storm Angus which is due to hit tonight.

A yellow “be aware” warning for wind and rain associated with the storm has been issued over a larger area – and has now been expanded to include all of Devon and Cornwall.

A “orange” warning for coastal winds and gusts of up to 80mph has been issued from Bournemouth to Dover.

The Met Office said: “A vigorous area of low pressure, now named Storm Angus, will move northeast across southern and south east England during Sunday morning.

“This will be accompanied by a period of heavy rain, starting in the west of the area during Saturday evening, and very strong winds. 20-30 mm and locally 40 mm of rain is expected within a 6-9 hour period.

“Conditions are expected to improve from the west during the morning and early afternoon.

“The warning area has been further extended further west across all of south west England, with the start time brought forward to mid evening on Saturday.”

The warnings are in force from 9pm tonight to 2pm on Sunday.

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