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WATCH: When Storm Brian hit Cornwall

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1:04pm 22nd October 2017
(Updated 1:04pm 22nd October 2017)

After a string of flood alerts and an all-day weather warning for gales of up to 70mph, Storm Brian has left Cornwall.

Huge waves battered the coast on Saturday, as strong winds swept across the Duchy.

Penzance Prom was shut and barriers were put up at Fowey, which managed to prevent flooding.

Some planes, trains and ferries were cancelled, it brought down trees and sparked power cuts.

Brian came straight off the back of ex-Hurricane Ophelia, which also triggered massive swells.

Scroll back through our blog below to see some of the incredible photos and videos from a very stormy Saturday.

7:22pm

The tail end of Storm Brian will start to sweep away from Cornwall as we go through tonight.

We'll leave you with this and in the meantime - stay safe.

7:19pm

Latest forecast from the Met Office, once Cornwall bids goodbye to Storm Brian:

7:16pm

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service issues storm safety warning to drivers:

Wadebridge Community Fire Station tweeted after being scrambled to a crash involving a car and a van.

It happened at New Polzeath but luckily, the casualties only suffered minor injuries.

7:00pm

Storm safety plea as at high tide on the north Cornwall coast:

The RNLI and Coastguard have posted a warning about storm watching and storm selfies, as the tail end of Storm Brian sweeps Cornwall.

Community Safety Partner for the RNLI Steve Instance said: "Storm Brian is the next of the storms to be heading our way and is set to bring dangerous sea conditions for the start of the half term break.

"Storm Brian has the potential to cause more damage along our coast than ex-hurricane Ophelia as it is also combined with large spring tides and a westerly wind direction.

"As a result we can expect very large surf conditions all along the north coast of Devon and Cornwall.

"This will lead to large tidal surges and dangerous conditions.

"We are repeating our advice to people tempted to watch the stormy conditions unfold to "stay back, stay high and stay dry!"'

You can read more safety advice here.

6:49pm

Storm Brian sparks power cuts:

On its website, Western Power is currently showing 355 homes in Cornwall without power and can check the latest here.

6:45pm

Come sunshine or storm - Cornwall's always breathtaking...

6:45pm

When Storm Brian crashes your wedding!

6:24pm

Forget Ibiza, a foam party's going down at Crackington Haven...

6:21pm

Travel Disruption:

6:18pm

Some more of your photos and videos, as high tide inches closer...

And during this morning's high tide at Porthleven...

6:05pm

The earlier waves at Mawgan Porth whipped up some foam!

6:01pm

Travel Disruption:

National Rail tweets a warning about services on Saturday night and Sunday morning.

5:59pm

Storm Brian hitting Plymouth - as seen on a timelapse video...

5:45pm

Latest Flood Alerts:

Alerts are back in force along the north Cornwall coast, as high tide approaches.

  • North Cornwall coast from Land's End to Chapel Porth
  • North Cornwall coast from Chapel Porth to the Rumps, excluding the tidal river Camel
  • North Cornwall coast from the Rumps to Hartland Point, excluding Bude
  • Tidal river Camel, excluding Wadebridge and Chapel Amble

You can check the latest here.

5:38pm

But then it is hair-raising weather out there...

5:36pm

So this is probably a typo but...

5:35pm

A reminder of that Met Office weather warning for Cornwall:

A spell of strong winds is expected. Western and southern coastal transport routes and communities are likely to be affected by large waves and spray, with potential for flooding of properties. Some transport disruption is likely across the whole warning area, with delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport. Short term loss of power and other services is also possible, as well as damage to trees.

5:33pm

Earlier in Bude - a bit of a foam party!

5:13pm

The latest photos and videos from around the Cornish coast, as high tide approaches:

5:09pm

Travel Disruption:

Police have shared warnings about trees down in the high winds.

This was the scene near Eden earlier, but St Austell Police have tweeted to say the road has been cleared.

Here is the number to call to report any problems on Cornwall's roads.

5:05pm

Storm Safety Warnings:

Barriers are being put up at Towan Beach in Newquay, to stop people getting too close to the edge at high tide.

Sennen Cove Lifeboat Station posted these photos to Facebook as a storm safety warning.

Coastguards have also shared the warnings, a couple of hours ahead of Saturday evening's high tides.

4:58pm

Latest Flood Warnings:

Flood alerts remain on the north Cornwall coast for Saturday evening's high tides.

  • North Cornwall coast from the Rumps to Hartland Point, excluding Bude.

4:42pm

The live blog will resume shortly.

11:13am

Pirate FM is pausing its live blog - check back for more updates at high tide tonight.

11:06am

A round-up of your storm photos so far!

Sennen:

St Ives:

The Edward Hain protest is going ahead after a break in the weather...

Penzance:

Porthleven:

Newquay:

Bude:

Fowey:

Looe: (Which didn't seem to be affected at all!)

10:39am

Steve Cowe captured this footage from Porthleven on Saturday morning...

10:20am

UPDATE: Flood alerts for the south coast of Cornwall have been stood down.

You can check the latest from the Environment Agency here.

10:04am

Joe Moulding from Kernow Weather Team captured these amazing shots from Portreath on Saturday morning.

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storm portreath 4

storm portreath 2

9:47am

The Environment Agency has posted a list of flood warnings still in place across Cornwall.

9:33am

9:33am

9:15am

The latest update from the Environment Agency on Cornwall's south coast...

8:53am

More photos as Storm Brian bears down on Cornwall - and it's a mixed picture...

8:25am

Here's what the weather's looking like in Cornwall...

It's business as usual in Portreath...

But Brian isn't all he was cracked up to be in Looe...

Or Fowey for that matter...

7:58am

Travel Disruption:

Roads:

This is how you can report trees down on Cornwall's roads, as Storm Brian bears down or click here for the latest Pirate FM Traffic and Travel updates.

Rail:

Ferries:

The Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry Joint Committee isn't reporting any delays or cancellations, as of 8am on Saturday 21st October. You can check the latest here.

Isles of Scilly:

All Skybus flights to and from the Isles of Scilly and Land's End have been cancelled for Saturday 21st October.

You can check the latest information and find out how to rearrange your travel at the link below.

7:42am

Flood defence barriers are up in Fowey, as the winds hit alongside those high spring tides.

Matt Warboys tweeted this image on Thursday evening, showing the barriers working.

storm flood barrier

Officials from the Environment Agency are monitoring the situation on Saturday morning.

7:40am

Flood Alerts for Cornwall: Check the latest information here.

  • North Cornwall coast from Land's End to Chapel Porth
  • North Cornwall coast from Chapel Porth to the Rumps, excluding the tidal river Camel
  • North Cornwall coast from the Rumps to Hartland Point, excluding Bude
  • South Cornwall coast from Land's End to Lizard Point
  • South Cornwall coast from Lizard Point to Gribbin Head, excluding Truro City
  • South Cornwall coast from Gribbin Head to Rame Head
  • South Cornwall coast from Rame Head to Plymouth, including tidal estuaries
  • Tidal river Camel, excluding Wadebridge and Chapel Amble
7:18am

Water over the quay at Looe - but perhaps not as bad as officials expected.

7:05am

Travel Disruption:

Penzance Prom is closed in both directions as Storm Brian bears down on Cornwall during high spring tides.

The Environment Agency is doing recon work on the Prom and monitoring the storm as he blows in.

Officials have issued a warning about getting too close to the coast, as the Met Office predicts huge waves.

You can read all the safety advice the RNLI wants us to know here.

7:02am

The latest tracker from the Met Office:

1:04pm 22nd October 2017

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