The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for the River Teign this afternoon with flooding possible during the early hours of Friday 5th April.

During Thursday evening and overnight into Friday, heavy rainfall of up to 25mm is forecast to fall in the River Teign area causing water levels to rise.

The flood alert area covers the Rivers Teign, Bovey and Lemon as well as streams along the coast from Babbacombe to Kenton.

“We expect the river to remain high throughout Friday,” the Environment Agency said. “Though no flooding to properties is forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued.” it added.

Residents are urged to take care near the areas of concern and monitor local weather conditions.