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WATCH: Storm Freya is heading for Cornwall

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Published by Sarah Yeoman at 10:06am 1st March 2019. (Updated at 5:20pm 1st March 2019)

We're being told to brace for gales as Storm Freya heads towards Cornwall.

The Met Office has officially named the storm which will bring very windy weather to the UK.

A yellow warning has gone out for the Duchy from 3pm on Sunday through until 6am on Monday.

Forecasters say flying debris could potentially cause a 'danger to life'.

Big waves are also forecast and people are being urged to avoid the coast.

Damage to buildings, power cuts, road closures and travel disruption could also be on the cards.

What to expect:

  • Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible
  • Some damage to buildings and trees, such as tiles blown from roofs and fallen branches, could happen
  • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible
  • Some roads and bridges may close
  • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties

"Storm Freya is expected to push quickly north-east across parts of England, Wales and southern Scotland through Sunday afternoon and evening, before clearing into the North Sea through the early part of Monday.

"Gusts of 55-65 mph are likely widely, with the potential for gusts of 70-80 mph for coastal parts of Devon and Cornwall, as well as Irish Sea coasts of Wales and north-west England."

Met Office



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