AS Teignbridge recovers from the battering it took from Storm Eunice yesterday, weather experts predict clear up operations may be hampered by more severe winds today (Saturday).

Hundreds of homes in the district are still without power and may have to wait until 6pm tonight to be reconnected.

Work is still ongoing to clear up after trees were brought down and roofs blown off buildings.

Fortunately no-one was killed as the ferocious winds ripped through as in other parts of the country.

Boats were overturned in Teignmouth and Coastguards urged people not to take advantage of rough sea conditions to surf.

The Met Office’s Yellow Warning of strong winds covering Teignbridge and the rest of the South West covers from 6am to 6pm on Saturday.

A spokesperson said: ‘A short-lived area of strong winds looks likely to track quickly eastwards across southern parts of England and Wales on Saturday, accompanied by a spell of heavy rain. 

‘The strongest winds are expected through the Bristol Channel and along the south coast of England with gusts of 60 mph likely here, and 40 to 50 mph inland.

‘The winds themselves could cause minor disruption; but given the expected impact from Storm Eunice on Friday, these conditions on Saturday may hamper any clear-up operations.’