Further thundery showers for parts of England and Wales

Car driving through heavy rain and localised flooding

12 June 2012 - Met Office forecasters are predicting unsettled weather to continue across south west England and Wales on Wednesday.

Met Office forecasters are predicting unsettled weather to continue across south west England and Wales on Wednesday.

After another day of showery weather, further slow moving, heavy and thundery showers are expected to affect parts of south west England and Wales throughout Wednesday. Torrential downpours are likely and could lead to very localised and large amounts of rainfall, with as much as 50 or 60mm possible in a few places.

Andy Page, Met Office Chief Forecaster said: "Due to the nature of showers, some areas will miss them altogether, but where they do occur, large amounts of rainfall are possible in a short space of time which has the potential to cause flooding."

David Bunt, Environment Agency Emergency Planning Manager for South West Region said: "Following the forecast from the Met Office, we are keeping a close watch on river levels, as the weekend's heavy rain has left many areas more vulnerable to flooding.  Environment Agency teams have been working round the clock, with other emergency responders, checking flood defences, clearing blockages, monitoring river levels and issuing flood alerts or flood warnings where necessary."

Residents and business owners across south west England and west Wales are advised to stay up-to-date with Met Office Severe Weather Warnings and also the Environment Agency website, especially during the next 24 hours.

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Last updated: 12 June 2012