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Double wind warning is issued for Cornwall

Double wind warning is issued for Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 11:44am 9th March 2019.

The Met Office has issued a double weather warning for Cornwall for gales.

Forecasters are predicting gusts of up to 65mph from the early hours of Sunday morning.

The second is for winds of similar strength, set to batter the Duchy for most of Wednesday.

We are being warned to expect travel disruption, power cuts and huge waves to hit the coasts.

What can we expect and when?

  • Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
  • It's likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities are affected by spray and/or large waves.

The yellow weather warnings for wind are in force from 1am - 11am on Sunday and 0.15am - 3pm on Wednesday.

What does the forecast say?

"An area of high winds, including gales or severe gales in coastal areas, will reach south-western England and South Wales during the early hours of Sunday and then spread eastwards, wind over south-east England then peaking during Sunday morning.

"The strongest winds will ease later on Sunday morning, but it will remain a blustery day.

"The highest gusts are expected in coastal areas of south-west England where gusts are likely to peak at 55 to 65mph.

"Inland, gusts will not be quite as high and will largely peak at 45 to 55mph".

Met Office

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

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