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WATCH: Gales and heavy rain to hit Cornwall

WATCH: Gales and heavy rain to hit Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 10:06am 14th December 2018. (Updated at 4:14pm 14th December 2018)

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for Cornwall, for strong winds and heavy rain.

The yellow alert for gusts of up to 60mph and up to 50mm of the wet stuff is out between 6am and 6pm on Saturday.

Forecasters are warning us to expect travel disruption, flooding on the roads and possible power cuts.

What can we expect?

  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer
  • Flooding of a few homes and business is possible
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
  • Some festive events may be affected by poor conditions.

"Heavy rain and gales will affect parts of Northern Ireland and south-western areas of the UK on Saturday.

"The wettest areas could see 30 to 50mm of rain in 6 to 12 hours, while winds could gust to between 50 and 60mph, especially in exposed coastal areas.

"The combination of these factors on a busy shopping weekend, may add to potential disruption".

Met Office

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

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