WATCH: Huge waves pound Sidmouth seafront – as van gets impromptu wash

Huge waves slammed into Sidmouth seafront as Storm Brendan lashed Devon with wind and rain this evening (Monday).

And this video shows the wild weather giving a van an impromptu wash after it stopped off on The Esplanade.

The footage was captured by professional photographer Simon Horn, who said: “You could feel the thump through your feet as the waves crashed into the sea wall. It was even wilder at Jacob’s Ladder.”

Residents across Devon are being urged to take extra care when travelling as the extreme elements are forecast to continue into Tuesday (January 14).

 The Met Office has issued a yellow warning from noon to midnight with heavy rain is expected to pass through the county.

Gusts of 80mph are forecast in some parts – with the worst of the weather conditions expected over high ground, particularly Dartmoor and Exmoor.

Coastal areas may take the brunt of the wind, but there is the possibility of localised flooding and some trees may be brought down, Devon County Council (DCC) has warned.

High-sided vehicles or trailers should be driven with extra care in these conditions, says the authority.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council cabinet member for highway management, said: “Please give yourself plenty of time for your journey in case the weather impacts on the roads.

“The wind could be strong enough to cause damage so please be aware of the possibility of encountering fallen trees, and the potential of debris on the roads and the possibility of flooding.

“Problems such as landslips or fallen trees and branches are least likely to be reported on minor roads so people travelling on rural roads should take extra care.”

For more information and to stay up to date on any issues on Devon’s roads follow @Devon Alert on Twitter.

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