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'Conveyor belt' of stormy weather to hit Cornwall

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Published by Emma Carton at 7:26am 15th March 2019. (Updated at 12:18pm 15th March 2019)

First came Storm Gareth, now the Met Office says a 'conveyor belt' of bad weather is sweeping towards Cornwall.

A yellow warning for gales of up to 70mph will be in force for most of Saturday.

The gusts are set to whip up huge waves and spark Duchy-wide travel disruption.

Scroll down to track the band of wind and rain that is heading towards our shores.

What can we expect?

  • It's likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves
  • Delays to public transport are likely, with longer journey times for rail and bus services.
  • Difficult driving conditions are possible, with delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges the main concern.

What is the forecast?

"A developing area of low pressure is expected to track across Northern Ireland, northern England and southern Scotland on Saturday.

"On the southern flank of this system, strong winds are expected, the strongest of these are likely to affect coastal and immediately adjacent regions of the west and south of England and Wales.

"Gusts of 50-60mph are expected quite widely, with some more exposed locations seeing wind gusts of around 70mph, mainly in coastal areas and just inland".

Met Office

You can check the latest weather warnings for Cornwall here or track the band of wind and rain below...

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