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WATCH: Cornwall braced for gales of up to 80mph

WATCH: Cornwall braced for gales of up to 80mph

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 2:12pm 15th January 2018. (Updated at 11:49am 16th January 2018)

Gales of up to 80mph are bearing down on Cornwall, just weeks after Storm Eleanor left a trail of destruction.

She sparked flooding in St Ives and Perranporth and destroyed a chunk of the harbour wall at Portreath.

Now the Met Office has issued another severe weather warning for wind, that is set to hit from Wednesday night.

Forecasters warn debris thrown onto the shore could damage buildings, cause injuries and even pose a risk to life.

We are also being warned to expect problems on the roads, trains and ferries, with possible power cuts on the cards too.

The Met Office said: "Very strong winds will affect parts of the UK during Wednesday night and into Thursday.

"The strongest winds are expected to transfer eastwards across the warning area before clearing by early afternoon.

"Road, rail and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations. There is also a possibility that some bridges may close.

"Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

"Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible, along with some damage to buildings.

"In addition, large waves are expected to affect some western coasts with beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties".

The Chief Forecaster added: "During Wednesday night and into Thursday, there is the potential for gusts of 60-70mph quite widely and a small chance of winds reaching 80 mph in places.

"The location of the most damaging winds is currently uncertain, although parts of northern and eastern England along with southern Scotland currently look more at risk.

"Along with the strong winds a spell of heavy rain can also be expected, which could also be combined with a temporary thaw of lying snow in the north".

It comes on the day flood alerts were issued for the Duchy, after a night of torrential downpours.

You can check the latest warnings for Cornwall here or watch what that yellow alert means...

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