Pirate FM News

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

Cornwall's Weather Warning

Storm Portreath
Delicious 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

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
storm waves 2

WATCH: Hurricane sparks weather warning for Cornwall

Ophelia's aftermath could bring gales of up to 80mph

storm

LIVE: Tail end of Storm Brian sweeps Cornwall

Flood alerts remain for high tide this evening

Most read
police officer

Man who died in A30 crash is named

A tractor and motorbike hit near Redruth

storm waves

WATCH: Safety plea as Brian leaves Cornwall

Let this be a warning on taking storm photos

Top articles

LIVE: Tail end of Storm Brian sweeps Cornwall

Cornwall News: Flood alerts remain for high tide this evening

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.

Passenger's letter from doomed Titanic sells for record £126,000

National News: One of the last known letters written on board the Titanic has sold at auction for a record-breaking £126,000.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

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

Creative industries facing 'catastrophic' loss of talent after Brexit

Showbiz News: Brexit could cause "catastrophic" damage to the UK's booming culture industry, according to a survey of over 1,000 creative companies.

Wham, bam, no more Spam: Thieves' target nation's favourite in Hawaii

World News: Shoplifters in Hawaii are stealing cans of Spam then selling them on the streets for quick cash to buy drugs, according to authorities.

Round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race yacht teams up with Sky Ocean Rescue

Sports News: One of the world's best sailors has revealed that her pursuit of a gold medal at the Rio Olympics was hampered by the amount of plastic in the water.

Wham, bam, no more Spam: Thieves' target nation's favourite in Hawaii

Strange News: Shoplifters in Hawaii are stealing cans of Spam then selling them on the streets for quick cash to buy drugs, according to authorities.

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