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Another severe weather warning out for Cornwall


Published by Emma Carton at 10:06am 17th December 2018.

Another severe weather warning has been issued for Cornwall, just days after Storm Deirdre brought torrential downpours.

The Met Office has issued a yellow alert for torrential rain from 5am until 9pm on Tuesday.

Forecasters are warning us to expect travel disruption, with the risk of flooding on the roads.

Strong winds are on the cards too, with gusts of up to 65mph likely to batter the exposed coasts.

What can we expect?

  • Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely.
  • Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer.
  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer.

"Another spell of wet and windy weather is expected on Tuesday when rain will be heavy at times and, given recent wet weather, likely lead to impacts in a few places.

"Over most of Wales, Devon and Cornwall the worst of the weather will have cleared by mid-afternoon whilst further east the worst conditions are likely to be during the afternoon and early evening.

"This wet weather, meanwhile, will be accompanied by windy conditions with gusts in exposed coastal locations around 50-65mph which means that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities may be affected by spray and/or large waves. Inland, gusts will be lower and mainly peak at 40-50 mph".

Met Office

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

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