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Storms set to batter South-west


Strong winds and heavy rain are forecast to lash the South-west.

The Met Office issued a severe-weather warning for South-west England from early yesterday afternoon.

Forecaster Mark Seltzer said: "Strong winds, possibly up to gale force, are expected from the afternoon onwards in South-west England, particularly Devon and Cornwall.

"On Friday, the warning is extended to include South Wales and many parts of Southern England as well as the South-west, again with a risk of gales. The public should be careful when they are outside.

"Winds should gradually ease from the South-west during the day."