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3:30pm 5th August 2013
(Updated 3:30pm 5th August 2013)

Torrential rain brings flooding to Cornwall.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for heavy rain as up to six centimetres batters the Duchy.

Fire crews have pumped out homes from Porthleven and Redruth to Bodmin and Bude. Cornwall's Fire and Rescue service said calls for help started coming in at 8am on Monday morning and continued until 2pm.

Some roads are difficult to pass, while water blocked routes in Truro and Praze-an-Beeble.

Tywarnhale pub at Perranporth















The Tywarnhale pub at Perranporth was left eight inches under water after the downpours.

It is the third time it has been flooed in less than a year. Landlord Mike Moile tells us the damage is worse than at Christmas.

He said: "You can't even dream about stopping it. We've got flood gates up there and at the back, but it came through the double doors in the restaurant, you just can't stop it. And of course, all the man holes are spewing out. It's just like a little river"

flooding at Perranporth

The Environment Agency has put out a flood alert for west Cornwall's rivers.

Peter Griffin, forecaster for the Westcountry Tonight, said: "By lunchtime I think, a bit of brightness in the sky and temperatures at around seventeen celsius. A much brighter aspect this afternoon, and those showers all but exiting eastwards. Still leaving behind one or two heavy ones, but it's a much brighter outlook.

"Once we get that band of rain out of the way, the weather will start to gradually brighten up as we head towards mid-week. But for now, in the far west we're going to start to see a glimmering of sunshine. Those winds starting to ease back in strength as well."

Newquay Community Hospital has had to temporarily close its Minor Injury Unit after severe rain damage made it 'unsafe'.

Western Power said 509 homes in St Teath near Camelford have been re-connected after losing power on Monday morning.

3:30pm 5th August 2013

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