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Winds of up to 45mph set to slam the Cornish coast

Winds of up to 45mph set to slam the Cornish coast

Published by Emma Carton at 7:15am 26th September 2019. (Updated at 8:34am 26th September 2019)

Archive photo of storm waves in Cornwall. Image: Abdel Bakrim

We are being warned that winds of up to 45mph are set to batter the coast of Cornwall.

South West Storm Chasers says more torrential rain is also on the cards this weekend.

The group has issued a weather watch as the tail end of Hurricane Humberto sweeps the UK.

The worst of the bad weather is expected to hit the Duchy on Saturday night and Sunday morning.

The Met Office has not issued any official weather warnings, but predicts stormy conditions.

"I'm issuing an early SWSC weather watch (not a warning at this stage) for a period of heavy rain and strong winds.

"The Southwesterly winds are expected to pick up during Saturday evening and overnight gusting up to 45mph, possibly higher.

"At the same time a period of really heavy rain will push in from the West-Southwest and continue until around 11am Sunday morning, before becoming lighter and patchy.

"The winds look set to ease from around 10am Sunday but remaining gusty becoming a more westerly direction.

"The timing and exact impact is still uncertain at this time but if it stays on the same path, we could see localised flooding and coastal flooding at high tide due to the winds and rain.

"The good news is there are early indications that as we move into the start of October, high pressure will settle things down and temperatures will be slightly above the seasonal average".

South West Storm Chasers

Thursday: "Plenty of sunny spells through the day but it will be feeling fresh in the strong breeze, particularly around the coasts where there is a risk of gales. The odd heavy shower is possible but staying dry for most".

Thurday night: "A mix of clear spells and some heavy showers from time to time. It will be staying windy through the night, particularly through the early hours".

Friday: "Heavy and frequent showers likely through the day. A few drier spells are expected but there will be long periods of rain and blustery winds with coastal gales likely".

Outlook for Saturday to Monday: "Sunshine and blustery showers during the day on Saturday, but prolonged heavy rainfall overnight. Further heavy showers on Sunday, but generally drier on Monday".

Met Office

You can check the latest forecast for Cornwall and the south-west here.

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