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Thunderstorms to end Cornwall's run of sun?

Thunderstorms to end Cornwall's run of sun?

Published by Emma Carton at 7:25am 24th April 2019. (Updated at 7:29am 24th April 2019)

Thunderstorms look set to end Cornwall's run of sun, as heavy showers sweep in.

The band of wet weather is set to hit parts of the Duchy over the next few days.

The Met Office has not issued a warning, but forecasters say there could be gales on the coasts at the weekend.

On Tuesday, South West Storm Chasers had posted a 'weather watch' on social media.

"We are seeing the first of the showery developments across the channel now some of which will affect parts of Cornwall and Devon this afternoon.

"The main pulse of showers will be tonight and during the first half of tomorrow hence a weather watch (not warning) is now in force until 14:00 tomorrow.

"Expect some lively downpours later with thunderstorms embedded for some".

South West Storm Chasers

A community group issued an 'Operational Message' for the St Blazey Pilot Flood Alert Area, warning the wet weather could spark flooding.

"Rainfall is expected to arrive on Tuesday evening with a chance of heavier showers developing on Wednesday morning.

"The intense bursts of rain could give up to 10mm in an hour and 20-25mm in 3 hours at isolated locations.

"There is some uncertainty in the exact location of the heaviest rainfall.

"Conditions will ease on Wednesday afternoon, although there still remains the risk of some isolated showers".

Par and St Blazey Community Flood Group

What is the forecast?

Today: "A cloudy start with outbreaks of rain, possibly heavy and thundery, moving north across all parts during the morning. Becoming drier and brighter into the afternoon, before further heavy and thundery showers follow from the south this evening. Feeling fresher. Maximum temperature 17 °C"

Tonight: "A band of rain, possibly heavy and thundery, will move north across all parts during the first part of the night. Further scattered showers will follow from the south later. Minimum temperature 8 °C"

Thursday: "Thursday will see a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers. The showers will be heavy and thundery at times, with risk of hail and gusty winds. Feeling much fresher. Maximum temperature 16 °C"

Weekend: "Further showers on Friday, before a wet and windy spell arrives overnight into Saturday, with coastal gales possible. Becoming drier, brighter Sunday morning, with wet weather likely to arrive later".

Met Office

You can check the full forecast for the south-west here or watch the Met Office's 10-Day Trend...

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