Massive rock fall crashes down onto Devon beach as Storm Barra hits British Isles [VIDEO]


Stay away from the cliffs! Moment massive rock fall crashes down onto Devon beach as new warning is issued after more cracks are spotted and Storm Barra lashes Britain

  • Soft rock was captured falling off cliffs at Budleigh Salterton, Devon yesterday
  • The huge rock fall was followed by a warning to stay away from the cliffs
  • This comes as the Met Office issued a severe weather warning for the region  










A warning to stay off cliffs was issued after a huge rock fall at a scenic coastline spot. 

Footage from Budleigh Salterton, Devon yesterday around 2pm shows rocks sliding down a cliff, leaving clouds of dust in their wake.

The Met Office shortly issued a severe warning for the region as Storm Barra powers through the British Isles.

A spokesman for East Devon District Council said that the cliffs are prone to landslides falls at any time as the rock which forms them is soft, but heavy rain can trigger it. 

He added: ‘We are aware of a substantial rock fall that took place in Budleigh Salterton, covering the whole beach area nearest to Jubilee Park.

‘We have already inspected the top of the cliff and once the storm has passed we will be sending engineers to inspect the area further.

The rock fall leaves an orange cloud of dust in its wake in footage captured at Budleigh Salterton, Devon yesterday

The rock fall leaves an orange cloud of dust in its wake in footage captured at Budleigh Salterton, Devon yesterday

Landslides and falls can happen along the cliffs at any time as the rock which forms them is soft but rainfall can be a trigger

Landslides and falls can happen along the cliffs at any time as the rock which forms them is soft but rainfall can be a trigger

‘There is a significant risk of further rock fall as there are some very large cracks that have appeared.

‘We would like to warn residents to please stay clear of the cliffs.

‘The risk of cliff falls is well signed in this area, so members of the public need to adhere to warnings. 

The fall leaves very large cracks in the cliff, meaning there is a further risk

The fall leaves very large cracks in the cliff, meaning there is a further risk 

Huge waves crash into the seafront at Dawlish in Devon this morning as a train makes its way along the coastal railway

Huge waves crash into the seafront at Dawlish in Devon this morning as a train makes its way along the coastal railway

‘We recommend that people enjoy East Devon cliffs from a distance and do not climb or sit directly beneath them.

‘Please always follow the warning signs.’

As Storm Barra smashes through the UK, massive waves were also seen crashing into the seafront in Dawlish, also in Devon, this morning.

The storm yesterday rushed into the British Isles from the Atlantic, bringing with it 80mph gales, up to eight inches of snow, a tornado warning and fears of power cuts. 



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