The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning as a result of the tail end of Hurricane Bertha hitting our shores.
Organisers of the annual RNLI fundraising event took the decision due to the strong winds, which could have caused health and safety issues.
The Environment Agency issued a statement this morning, warning that widespread heavy rain over the course of today could cause localised surface water flooding in some parts of the south west.
Paul Sadler, for the Environment Agency, said: “On Sunday and Monday a combination of high spring tides and strong westerly winds bring a risk of large waves and spray and possible flooding to the south west coast of England.
“We advise people to keep themselves informed by checking flood warnings on the Environment Agency website and listening to local radio. If you’re travelling to or from holiday then check your flood risk before setting off and don’t drive through flood waters.
"If you’re by the coast then stay safe, keep clear of promenades and don’t be tempted to put yourself at risk.
“The Environment Agency is continuing to monitor the situation closely along with the Met Office and local authorities. We are supporting local authorities, who will respond to any reports of surface water flooding.
"Our teams are out on the ground, ensuring coastal flood defences are ready, rivers can flow freely and clearing trash screens. "
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