Now Playing: Aztec Camera - Somewhere in My HeartiTunesAmazon

Listen Live Twitter Facebook
On Air: Emma Wasden
Suggested articles

See The Supermarket That Could Bank Roll Stadium For Cornwall

Developer reveals plans for new development in Truro

Cornwall's Hidden Child Neglect

Concerns children are suffering unseen

Most read

Six Towns Send Firecrews To Workshop Fire

17 people call 999 after seeing black smoke billowing above Quintrell Downs

BREAKING: Body Found In Search For Missing Swimmer

Man's body discovered on the Roseland after massive search operation

Cornwall on Weather Watch

Submit this page to reddit Delicious
Article image

5:22am 11th June 2012
(Updated 5:22am 11th June 2012)

Cornwall on flood alert.

Coastal towns from Land's End to Looe and Bude are battening down the hatches, ahead of high tide.

The Highways Agency is warning drivers to take care, and plan journeys and check the forecast before setting off.

It is advising high-sided vehicles, caravans and motorbikes to avoid the A30 and A38 at Bodmin if possible, because they are at higher risk of being blown over.

A weather warning is in place after winds of up to 70mph battered the Duchy but Westcountry Tonight forecaster Bob Crampton says the worst will be over by lunchtime: "This is a front that's moving through. As with all fronts it's been spinning around so we've had, almost a double dose of rain, getting heavier as well. I think that is moving to the north-east.

"What's happened is we've had this low pressure which we predicted. Very, very deep system, coming in from the south-west, moving across Cornwall, moving north-east. That's actually had very tight isobars which means very strong winds. These are the sorts of winds you get in the winter".

Police had to shut the harbour road at Porthleven last night.

porthleven harbour
Power cables were downed in Lanner.

At St Mawes, boats broke free of their moorings and smashed into rocks.

Falmouth Coastguard co-ordinated a rescue off The Lizard.

The local lifeboat was scrambled after a sailor got into trouble in high winds and rough seas.  

He ended up being winched to safety by the Culdrose chopper.

Yachtsman rescued off the Lizard 07/0612


Falmouth Station manager James Instance says, "He took the sensible action. He was single handed, tired, not making any progress and could see the situation getting worse so therefore put out a distress call and we were able to get him off before the situation deteriorated, when he was in real, real difficulties, so actually he took a pragmatic decision.

"This is the whole idea of the Met Office putting out an early warning, us putting out information like this; you tell people that the weather is going to be terrible. There are very, very strong winds, very high seas and rough conditions so don't go to the coast unless you just want to look at it. Keep yourself safe and don't go to sea unless you have to. Just be incredibly careful.

"Unless you are at sea already we would advise you not to go. Even if you're thinking about going to the coast, to the beaches, the weather state is very severe. Strong winds, heavy rain, poor visibility. It's really not the weather to be going to sea, even for leisure activities. If you're looking to go surfing or anything just be incredibly careful in these circumstances".

Up to the minute forecasts and alerts are available from the Met Office andthe Environment Agency.

Share This Story

Submit this page to reddit Delicious
Top articles

Leisure Centres Could Close

Cornwall News: Three Cornish leisure centres are under threat - but council insists it isn't being kept a secret

Racing Post Avoids Fine Over Hacked Accounts

National News: A hack attack on the Racing Post saw 677,000 customer details stolen – but the sports betting newspaper will not be fined.

VIDEO: Bake Off Meltdown

Showbiz News: Sabotage claims hit the show in baked Alaska meltdown

IS Fighters Claim They 'Executed' 250 Syrians

World News: IS fighters say they have killed 250 Syrian soldiers, as President Barack Obama is to hold crisis talks with his security aides.

Rooney Named England Captain

Sports News: Roy Hodgson has picked Wayne Rooney as the man to lead his new-look England team.

Gamer Films Moment Swat Team Stormed Office

Strange News: The moment a heavily armed Swat team stormed the office of an online shoot-'em-up gamer has been caught on camera.

Newer article

Air Ambulance Plea

Cornwall News: Cornish charity warns donations are down

Older article

Dodgy To Play Eden

Cornwall News: Latest acts for this year's Sessions announced


Close

We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.