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WATCH: Flood alerts for Cornwall to last two days

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Published by Emma Carton at 11:27am 9th November 2018. (Updated at 4:12pm 9th November 2018)

The gales and torrential rain sweeping into Cornwall have put rivers and a stretch of the coast on flood watch.

Flood alerts have been issued for the rivers across the Duchy and the whole the south coast.

Some will be in force for Friday evening's high tide and others for Saturday morning's high tide as well.

The Environment Agency warns river levels are rising and huge waves, driven by strong winds, could spark flooding on the coast.

"Flooding is possible over the high tides until Saturday morning. The times of high tide at Newlyn are 17:36 on Friday and 05:54 on Saturday morning. Times of high water will vary along the coast.

"Winds are forecast to veer south-easterly to south-westerly over this time. A maximum wind strength of Force 7, and maximum wave heights of 5m are forecast. Tides are expected to be up to around 350mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions.

"Large waves, spray and overtopping of sea defences is possible in exposed coastal locations.

"People are advised to stay away from these risk areas and take care next to the coast".

Environment Agency

You can check the latest warnings for Cornwall here or watch how to be prepared...

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