The Exmouth waterfront was flooded like heavy rain, and huge waves ran down the coast.
The Metropolitan Authority issued two meteorological warnings for Devon and Cornwall, which sealed the main railway in Dawlish, and several accidents occurred throughout the region.
Coastal towns have been affected, with several flood warnings being issued by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Photos taken this morning show how tough the tides that were described as high as "at least 10 feet" flooded the Exmouth waterfront.
Water levels in some parts of the city are said to be deep, with more rain and stronger wind predicting all day and on Friday.
The pictures also show how the bad coast of Dawlish was affected by poor weather, with huge waves that continue to sink the train track.
The Network Rail Director says the engineers are currently on track at Dawlish Station for visual inspection of the railway and are looking for potential damage.
They added that they hope to open the rail as soon as it is safe for the passengers.
Dawlish Beach Cams' footage shows huge waves that have continued to wreak havoc.
Elsewhere, the Torbay Road in Torquay is closed in both directions due to the strong wind.
Workers are currently clearing the seafront to reopen the embankment.
The yellow warning of rain and wind remains in place until this afternoon, and further disturbance is expected.
Weather officials warn motorists to adjust the speed according to the weather and the amount of water on the road.
The latest National Rail updates state: "Services going through the Dawlish sea wall today will be affected by high tides.
"Waves should overcome the exposed Marine Wall in Dawlish, which means that trains will not be able to run between Exeter St Davids and Newton Abbot from the beginning of the service until 12:00.
"Around Newton Abbot, Plymouth and southwest will continue to rail."
Alternative travel advice:
Mutual acceptance of the ticket is available at CrossCountry and Great Western Rail Services between Bristol Temple Meads / Taunton / Exeter St Davids and Penzance.
Spare road transport will operate between:
- Tiverton Parkway and Plymouth, please change to Tiverton Parkway for direct buses to Plymouth. The expected journey time is approximately 80 minutes. Bus timetables are available here.
- Exeter St Davids and Newton Abbot calling for Exeter St Thomas, Starcross, Dawlish Warren, Dawlish and Teignmouth. The expected journey time is approximately 85 minutes. There is no timetable for this road transport; staff will be assisted in these stations for further travel.
Cross Country Tickets will be accepted for the following services:
- Local Stagecoach buses on routes 2, 11, 12, 55, 55A, 55B, 57, 57A, 57B, Gold and H
- Great Western Rail Services between Bristol Temple Meads / Taunton / Exeter St Davids and Penzance
Great Western Railway tickets will be accepted for the following services:
- Cross Country services between Bristol Temple Meads / Taunton / Exeter St Davids and Penzance
- South Western Railway services between Exeter St Davids and London Waterloo
- London Underground services from London Waterloo to London Paddington, however, industrial intervention is planned at the central, Waterloo & City, with a very limited service
You can also use your tickets in the following local bus services:
First Kernow on the following routes:
- 21: St Austell Station – St Columbus Road (Quintell Downs) – Newquay,
- 25: St Austell (Station) – Par (Train Station)
- 27: Truro (bus station) – St Austell (station) – Bugle (square) – Roche – Bodmin, first Kernow route 87: Truro
- T1: Penzance (station) – St Erth (station) – Hayle – Camborne (bus station) – Redruth – Truro,
- 90, 92, 93: Truro (bus station) – St Columb Road (Glen View) – Quintrell Downs – Newquay,
- T2: St Ives (Bus Station) – Carbis Bay – Lelant – Hayle – Camborne (Railway Station) – Redruth (station) – Truro
Stagecoach South West on the following routes:
- X38: Exeter (bus station) – Ivybridge – Plymouth (bus station),
- X64: Exeter (Bus Station) – Newton Abbot (Sherborne Road) – Totnes (Royal Seven Stars),
- 22: Dawlish Warren – Dawlish (Green) – Teignmouth – Torquay (Strand) – Paignton (Bus Station),
- 155: Exeter (bus station) – Tiverton (bus station) – Barnstaple (bus station),
- 12: Newton Abbot – Torre (station) – Torquay (Grand Hotel) – Paignton (Bus Station)
- 2: Newton Abbot (Sherborne Rd) – Teignmouth – Dawlish (green) – Starcross (station) – Exeter (bus station).
- Stagecoach GOLD Route: Torquay (Grand Hotel) – Paignton – Totnes (Railway Station) – Ivybridge – Plymouth (Royal Show)
Reservation of things:
CrossCountry – Restrictions on CrossCountry Advance tickets for journeys to and from stations west of Exeter have been removed and travelers traveling on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays may travel in any of these dates but as close as possible to their booked time.
Great Western Railway – You can use the ticket on Wednesday November 7 for a trip on Thursday 8 November, but if you choose not to do so, you will be eligible for a refund.