There will be low cloud around the coasts and across the moors this afternoon. Winds will be fresh or strong northerly, gusting near gale in exposed locations.
It will be overcast overnight with outbreaks of rain that could still be heavy at times. It will ease through the night to be very light and patchy by dawn, but with some low cloud and hill fog over the moors. Winds will ease to be fresh reducing moderate north easterly.
For the rest of the day it will be very wet and breezy, with prolonged spells of frontal rain spreading from the east throughout, these often heavy and persistent.
High rainfall totals possible, but some uncertainty still.
Maximum temperature: 11 to 14°C (52 to 57°F)
Weather warning in place for Devon and Cornwall
BBC News Online
The Met Office has issued a weather warning with more heavy rain expected this afternoon across Devon and Cornwall.
Here is what the Met Office said to watch out for:
Bus and train services affected with journey times taking longer
Spray and flooding on roads will make journey times longer
A few homes and businesses flooded
Some interruption to power supplies and other services
The warning is in place until 19:00.
Number of Devon's children being home educated 'doubles'
BBC Radio Devon
The number of children being home educated in Devon has more than doubled in the last five years, according to figures from Devon County Council.
Councillors on its children's scrutiny committee will hear later how the number has increased from 750 to nearly 1,600 and how about a third of these children have special needs.
It's thought the growth in home education is due in part to the increasing number of parents of children with disabilities who feel the schools are letting them down.
Lyndsay Haywood is home educating her eight-year-old daughter who has autism.
She says she was forced into it after the school failed to meet her daughter's needs...
Earlier this year, regulator Ofsted said there were "significant areas of weakness" in the service provided by Devon for children with special needs.
Devon County Council said the situation is being exacerbated by continuing budget cuts from central government.
Councillor James McInnes, who chairs a national group of local councils lobbying the government for more education funding, conceded the situation was not ideal and was also worried about disillusioned parents taking their children out of school.
But the Department for Education said that, across all types of state schools, more than 90% are in surplus.
Gulliver takes over at Plymouth Albion
Ben Gulliver has been appointed as the new head coach of Plymouth Albion.
The 38-year-old replaces Kieran Hallett at the National One side and returns to the club where he spent two seasons as a player from 2006 before moving to the Cornish Pirates.
so privileged to be asked to be head coach at Plymouth Albion. It really feels
like I’m coming home,” said Gulliver, who also spent time with Premiership side Worcester.
“I know a few of the guys at Plymouth from my playing days
there and I have a good understanding of them as individuals and I think that
will help us develop as a team.
"I’ll be going in with a blank canvas and I want to get to know the players better. We’ll work hard but there will be fun. I think there’s a very good, strong squad here and it gives me something to get my teeth into.”
Albion’s managing director Max Venables commented: "Ben has a wealth of experience and knowledge, both on and off the field, and is really passionate about Plymouth Albion.
"Ben shares our vision of where we want the club to get to, so - combined with the work that we have been putting in quietly behind the scenes - we believe that we will have a very strong squad and sense of direction for the forthcoming season.
“I am feeling extremely positive about Plymouth Albion and the direction it is going in right now.”
Weather: A cloudy and showery start before cloud breaks
Children across the south west will be celebrating our oceans today as part of Schools Ocean Day.
The event, organised by the National Marine Aquarium as part of World Ocean Day on 8 June, aims to help primary schools teach pupils about the marine environment and the habitats and different species within it.
Children will be taking part in activities including rock-pooling on the region's beaches and fancy dress in the classroom.
What the day should be is a celebration of the ocean. I think we're all well aware now that the ocean is facing some quite serious problems, but World Ocean Day should be about celebration of the habitats, the animals, what the ocean does for us and what we can do to help it."
Weather: A very wet day with odd sunny spells
A very wet start with persistent rain across the region.
Through the afternoon, some sunny spells will develop, but there will also be a good scattering of heavy showers - some of which will turn thundery.
Maximum temperature: 16C (61F).
Postcard highlights impact of development on countryside
The Devon Branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England says it has been overwhelmed by the response from the public to its Greetings from Glorious Devon postcard campaign.
The group has printed thousands of cards highlighting development on green fields and is asking people to send them to Kit Malthouse, the Minister of State for Housing and Planning.
In May, Mr Malthouse announced a major new scheme to build “20,000 much-needed properties” across Exeter, East Devon and Teignbridge.
Holiday makers come to Devon because they love the countryside, the peace and quiet, the fresh air, the seaside. Are they honestly coming to look at sprawling housing estates and traffic jams? I don't think they are, so we're hoping this will attract a lot of attention."
Almost 60 people have died on Devon and Cornwall's roads in the last year, according to new figures.
The Peninsula Road Safety Partnership and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Devon and Cornwall will meet in St Mellion later to discuss ways of tackling the problem.
Between March 2018 and March this year, there were 58 deaths on roads in the Devon and Cornwall force area and 837 serious casualties - according to figures from the OPCC.
Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner, Alison Hernandez is the national lead for roads policing for the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners.
Last year she commissioned a new Road Safety Strategy which embraced a "spirit of shared responsibility" between organisations and recommended a deeper "partnership problem-solving approach".
Weather: A rainy day ahead
It is a wet morning in parts with outbreaks of rain, often heavy.
Some heavy or thundery showers can be expected in the late afternoon and evening.
Maximum temperature: 16C (61F).
10-minute targets to attend fires are 'impossible to meet'
Local Democracy Reporting Service
Targets to attend fires in parts of Devon and Somerset in 10 minutes are impossible to meet, the fire service admits.
The revelation was made by the service in a survey asking for the views of the public on their response strategy - the vision for how they respond to fire and rescue incidents.
A 12-week public consultation around proposed changes to Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service will take place this summer.
Proposals in the consultation could include the relocation of personnel, appliances, equipment and even fire stations to enable them to meet their target response times.
Responses to the survey will shape the initial proposals for changes to the service, which will go before the Fire Authority at the end of June, as part of the Safer Together programme.
The programme will change the way the service works to ensure they are responding to current and future risks in the two counties.
It says the locations of the fire stations and the way they are crewed don't currently address issues the service is facing, such as new large housing developments, people living further away from their places of work, an increasingly elderly population, changes to technology and far fewer fires to tackle.
The service is currently working on the draft proposals, currently planned to go before the Fire Authority on June 28, and if approved, a full 12-week public consultation process starting in July on what is planned will take place.
No details of what the proposals will be have been revealed, but it is understood that some of the 85 current fire stations will close while others will be relocated.
Passengers who travel on South Western Railway services to and from London Waterloo are to face five days of disruption next month.
The RMT Union has announced strikes from 18 June to 22 June.
It is in the long-running dispute over the role of guards.
Walkouts were suspended in February but no agreement has been reached in the meantime.
New marine zones created to protect wildlife
BBC News Online
Twelve new marine conservation zones have been designated in the seas around Devon and Cornwall.
The UK government has announced new safeguards from the Dart estuary to the Isles of Scilly.
More than 6,000 sq km in the South West will now be part of the UK's blue belt - that's an area twice the size of Cornwall.
Species and habitats that will benefit include fan mussels and the deep sea bed.
This is a tremendous moment for our internationally famous coast and surrounding seas. Until now, far too much of it has been unprotected. The challenge now is to manage these sites properly, stop damaging activities like scallop dredging and monitor their condition so that we can be sure to leave future generations with something at least as good as we have today.
Rubbish bin collections could take place every three weeks for 1,000 homes in West Devon from November.
West Devon Borough Council's hub committee are being asked next Tuesday to approve a trial to start later this year.
If the trial is successful in increasing recycling rates, the system could be rolled out to the rest of the region.
Non-recyclable waste is currently collected fortnightly. The recycling and food waste collections would remain weekly and the garden waste service would continue as normal.
The net savings expected from a three-weekly scheme across the whole borough is estimated at between £100,000 and £150,000 per year.
A report will come back to the hub committee after six months detailing any environmental and financial impacts, and determining the effects of a borough-wide scheme. If successful and subsequently agreed by the council, a borough-wide roll out could take place in March 2021.