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WATCH: Met Office issues storm warning for Cornwall

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Published by Emma Carton at 11:36am 11th October 2018. (Updated at 5:35pm 11th October 2018)

The Met Office has put out a severe weather warning for Cornwall as Storm Callum sweeps towards the UK.

Pirate FM told you Kernow Weather Team are monitoring its path, with the worst set to hit from Friday.

Now a yellow alert has been issued for strong winds, with heavy rain in the far north and east of the Duchy.

The wind warning kicks in at 3am on Friday and the warning for rain will remain in force on Saturday.

What can we expect?

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
  • It is likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves

"Gusts of 50mph are likely with potential for gusts of 60mph around exposed coasts and hills.

"High tides are also near their peak, heightening the risk of coastal impacts due to large waves.

"Strong winds are expected to arrive across Northern Ireland, south-west England and west Wales during Thursday night, spreading to Scotland by Friday morning.

"Through the day winds are likely to ease across parts of Northern Ireland and southwest Scotland. Elsewhere after a brief lull, winds are expected to strengthen again during the afternoon".

Met Office Forecast

You can check the latest weather warnings for Cornwall here or track Storm Callum's progress...

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