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5:43pm 14th December 2012
(Updated 5:43pm 14th December 2012)

Cornwall has been warned to expect flooding as gale force winds, heavy rain and spring tides hit at the same time.

Homes and businesses in Looe, Falmouth, Kingsand and Mevagissey have been hit. The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the south Cornwall coast, while the north coast is on a flood alert. You can check the latest here.

Shaun Pengelly runs Dave's Diner in the town. He said: "I stayed in my mum's house last night, so I'd be here first thing in the morning and I came down about quarter past five, and it was just coming up to my mum's gate then. By half past, everywhere basically, was flooded in Looe. Luckily, we've got these storm-boards, but trouble is, it's an uneven floor and it still found its way in somehow."

floods in Dec 2012 - on road near LooeAdrian Rushworth from the Environment Agency in the Duchy said offshore waves are getting up to ten metres: "Stay away from the coast. Don't go out wave watching. This can be very dangerous. You put yourself at risk but you might also put others at risk who want to help you get out of trouble.

"We've been out checking flood defences, that they're all operating as required and closing tidal gates in places like Truro and Polperro."

The Met Office has put out a severe weather warning for the southwest - predicting up to 3cm of rain to lash down.

A spokesperson said: "Heavy rain is expected to spread northeastwards across the UK during Friday. The public should be aware of the possibility of local flooding and disruption to travel. Winds over coasts will gust over 45mph quite widely. Coupled with spring tides this could lead to spray and over-topping of waves on exposed coasts."

Winds gusting up to 53mph are expected to batter places like St Just, the Lizard and Looe.

The worst of the danger is expected to last up to four hours after high tide across the Cornish coast on Friday evening and then again on Saturday morning.

Forecasters say the day will be wet and windy, with heavy rain spreading east, perhaps leading to localised flooding. Brighter conditions but also blustery showers will follow into the west later. Milder than of late, although the warmer feel will be tempered by the wind.

5:43pm 14th December 2012

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