Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Cornwall's Weather Warning

Storm Portreath
Submit this page to reddit

1:07pm 8th December 2014

Cornwall braces for another storm.

Gales of up to 70 miles an hour are expected to hit on Thursday.

A yellow weather alert has been issued from 9pm until6pm on Friday.

The Met Office said: "There is the potential for gales or severe gales to develop across much of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and southern Scotland during Thursday night and into Friday, and then lasting for much of the day, before slowly easing from the west during the afternoon and into the evening. A band of heavy rain, with snow on northern hills, will accompany the low pressure system, this pushing quickly southeast through the day.

"In addition to the very strong winds, some overtopping waves are possible on western and southern coasts of England and Wales. The public should be aware of the risk of disruption to travel and perhaps power supplies."

The Chief Forecaster added: "A rapidly deepening area of low pressure has potential to develop in the mid-Atlantic and then run quickly northeast across the northern half of the UK during Friday. To the south of this low pressure centre, gales, or severe gales are likely to develop, with gusts to 50-60 mph quite widely in the warning area. Gusts in excess of 70 mph may develop in exposure, especially along Irish Sea and English Channel coasts, where large waves could bring a risk of spray and overtopping. A period of heavy rain may also make for tricky driving conditions at times, this perhaps turning to snow over northern hills later.

"This is a very dynamic situation, and details of this development will likely change. As such, this alert will be updated in the coming days as confidence grows in track and timing of this low pressure system."

1:07pm 8th December 2014

Share This Story

Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
Treliske health hospital

Easter warning from Cornwall's biggest hospital

It's as the site comes off 'black alert'

sad dog

Case of 'deadly' dog disease confirmed in Cornwall

Make sure you know these signs of Alabama Rot

children in the snow

The school closures after the snow in Cornwall

Dozens are shut or opening late on Monday

Top articles

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

'It wasn't Russia': Ambassador writes letter to Salisbury officer Nick Bailey

National News: Russia's ambassador has written to the police officer treated in hospital after the Salisbury attack, wishing him a "full recovery" and assuring him Russia had "nothing to do with this reckless incident".

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

Ant and Dec dropped by Suzuki after drink-drive crash

Showbiz News: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have been dropped by car company Suzuki over McPartlin's drink-driving charge.

Epilepsy drug behind birth defects banned for women without pregnancy prevention plan

World News: An epilepsy drug linked to birth defects in thousands of children will not be given to women of child bearing age unless they are on a pregnancy prevention plan.

Alex McLeish willing to sacrifice Scotland win ratio to find right formula

Sports News: Alex Mcleish says he would sacrifice a "great win ratio" to find a successful formula for Scotland, having given five players their debuts in his first game back in charge.

Temporary export ban slapped on lobster phone to stop Salvador Dali artwork leaving UK

Strange News: A Government minister has stepped in to stop one of Salvador Dali's iconic white lobster telephones from leaving the UK.

Newer article

VIDEO: Cornwall News Headlines - 8th December 2014

Cornwall News: Watch today's local stories direct from the Cornwall Newscentre with Tristan Hunkin, including the news that Western Greyhound is to be broken up with Plymouth Citybus taking on services in East Cornwall

Older article

Bus Shake-Up

Cornwall News: Plymouth Citybus takes on some Western Greyhound routes

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall