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WATCH: A storm warning goes out for Cornwall

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Published by Emma Carton at 11:35am 14th September 2018. (Updated at 7:28am 15th September 2018)

A severe weather warning has been issued as Storm Helene heads towards Cornwall.

The Met Office has put out a yellow alert for gusts of up to 80mph.

Strong winds are set to sweep the Duchy between Monday evening and Tuesday lunchtime.

What can we expect from Storm Helene?

  • Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible.
  • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible.
  • Some roads and bridges may close. Fallen trees may be an additional hazard.
  • There is a small chance that injuries could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts.
  • There is a chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage

"Storm Helene is expected to push north-east towards the UK late Monday, before clearing quickly to the north of Scotland through Tuesday morning.

"There remains large uncertainty in Helene's exact track, however a spell of very strong winds is expected, initially for parts of south-west England and west Wales, then later south-west Scotland and the south-east of Northern Ireland.

"Winds are likely to gust to 55-65 mph quite widely in the warning area, with possible gusts of 70-80 mph in exposure".

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