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'Risk of coastal flooding' as gales set to batter Cornwall

'Risk of coastal flooding' as gales set to batter Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 7:13am 27th September 2019. (Updated at 11:39am 27th September 2019)

We are being warned there is a risk of flooding on the coasts as gales look set to batter Cornwall.

South West Storm Chasers say gusts of up to 55mph could whip up huge waves.

It has issued a second weather watch for the weekend, ahead of high spring tides.

The Met Office is also predicting stormy conditions and has issued a fresh warning for torrential rain.

"We are expecting a period of heavy rain in places during Saturday evening into the early hours of Sunday morning which could cause some issues with localised flooding.

"The heaviest of the rain will be between 21:00 on Saturday and 02:00 on Sunday.

"At the same time winds will pick up reaching gale force with will bring the risk of coastal flooding and disruption to transport.

"Strongest of the winds expected between 19:00 Saturday & 08:00 Sunday.

"Gusts of up to 55mph is possible especially on exposed coastal areas and high ground.

"Not everyone will see the heavy rain but where you do, it could be torrential and we could see 30mm to 70mm locally in a small space of time of six to seven hours before becoming patchy during Sunday.

"There is still a little uncertainty to the exact movement of this next area of low pressure and this could change by the SWSC weather watch being stepped down later today or a yellow warning being issued by the Met Office for the south-west".

South West Storm Chasers

What is the full forecast from the Met Office?

Friday: "Frequent heavy showers are expected for much of the day and it will become quite windy. There may be some respite from the showers for a time in the afternoon before another batch arrives".

Friday night: "There won't be many showers in the evening though it will stay quite breezy. However, more showers will develop in the early hours, including some heavy ones".

Saturday: "A few showers are likely on Saturday but these will be much less frequent than on Friday. However, heavy rain and strong winds are expected in the evening".

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday: "Showers will gradually ease during Sunday, leaving Monday drier and brighter. Further showers and strong winds are likely sometime on Tuesday".

Met Office

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

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