More wet and windy weather comes this way
The rain-soaked region is set for two days respite before heavy rain and high winds return later in the week.
Almost two inches of rain fell in parts of Devon and Cornwall within 48 hours with flood alerts remaining in place across the region.
Forecasters have predicted a lull in the wet and windy weather today and most of tomorrow before storm clouds begin to gather once again.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning from midday on Thursday, after which a front moving in from the south west is expected to dump another two-and-a-half-inches overnight.
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Spokesman Dan Williams said: "Showers will be fewer and farther between and we might even see some bright, sunny spells – better than over the past two days.
"Thursday also looks a lot drier in the day but in the evening another low pressure from the south west will bring more heavy rain – a yellow warning is in place from midday Thursday until midnight on Friday.
"It could be heavy, as much as 40mm and possibly 60mm in isolated locations – it will be pretty blustery and breezy. The stormy theme is set to continue and there could be more weather warnings."
Heavy rains and strong winds lashed the South West yesterday though temperatures remained mild for the time of year.
The wettest place in the region was Cardinham, on Bodmin Moor, which saw 40mm of rain over two days.
Exeter airport recived 29mm over the same 48-hour period through Monday and Tuesday.
The gales and heavy downpours triggered more than 30 flood alerts for areas in Devon and Cornwall, Wales, the Midlands from the Environment Agency.
However, by yesterday this had reduced to 29 with just five alerts for rivers in Exmoor, North Dartmoor and South Devon.
Neither Devon County Council nor Cornwall Council reported any problems.
Paul Gainey, spokesman for the Environment Agency, said the alerts were "precautionary" and very much "at the low end of the scale".
"It is nothing to get too worried about at the moment – the biggest concern we have had has been the large amounts of surface water we had on the roads, backing up drains and culverts," he added.
"There may have been some low-level flooding but none that we know of to property.
"We are not too concerned and I don't think the next couple of days' showers will cause too much distress."