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VIDEO: Weather Warning Over First Gale Of Autumn

VIDEO: Weather Warning Over First Gale Of Autumn

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:02am 14th September 2015. (Updated at 6:15am 14th September 2015)

Forecasters have issued a yellow weather warning for Cornwall, as the first gale of the autumn hits the Duchy.

They say winds of up to 65mph could sweep across exposed areas and are urging people to take extra care on Monday morning.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "Westerly gales will  start to affect the Isles of Scilly and the far south of Cornwall early on Monday morning, before moving further north and east across other parts of southwest England and southern coastal counties during the rest of the day, perhaps also running up the Bristol Channel to clip the far south of Wales.

"Gusts of 45-55 mph are likely in some places, perhaps touching 60 to 65 mph across exposed coasts and hills.

"Given that this is one of the first gales of the autumn, the public should be aware of the risk of localised disruption, possibly affecting travel and late holiday activities.

"An area of low pressure will deepen slowly as it moves north towards the Bristol Channel by the middle of Monday, while tightening gradients on its southern flank bringing strengthening westerly winds across parts of southern Britain. Gusts will be particularly strong near to heavy showers, and may be enough to cause some damage to trees which are still in full leaf."

The windy weather will coincide with heavy rain sweeping across Cornwall, being replaced with brighter spells and showers by Monday afternoon.

Another band of heavy rain is set to arrive overnight.

There is also a flood alert out for the Upper River Tamar on Monday morning. A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said: "Significant rainfall is expected which could result in flooding of low lying land. Current forecasts are indicating river levels peaking between 5am and 7am."

You can get a full five day forecast for where you live here - and watch the latest forecast below...

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