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High tides spark string of flood alerts for Cornwall

High tides spark string of flood alerts for Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:02pm 27th September 2019. (Updated at 5:17pm 28th September 2019)

A string of flood alerts have gone out for Cornwall because of extremely high tides and big waves.

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.

Now the Environment Agency is urging people in 'at risk' areas to be prepared for flooding.

As well as flood alerts, flood warnings have been issued for the whole of the south Cornwall coast: Read More.

"Flooding is possible over all high tides from Saturday evening through to and including Tuesday evening. Times of high water will vary along the coast.

"High astronomical tides together with strong Force 7 winds are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations.  

"Due to the forecast conditions we expect to be issuing Flood Warnings over the weekend. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast.

"Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required."

Environment Agency

Which areas are at risk?

On the north coast:

Land's End to Chapel Porth, Chapel Porth to The Rumps, the Tideal River Camel and The rumps to Hartland Point could all be affected.

That means flooding is possible for Sennen, St Ives, Carbis Bay, Lelant, Portreath and Porthtowan, Trevellas, Perranporth, Newquay, Mawgan Porth, Porth and Polzeath, Padstow, Rock, Sladesbridge and the A389 and also Port Quinn, Port Isaac, Port Gaverne, Flexbury, Widmouth Bay, Trebarwith Strand and Boscastle.

On the south coast:

Lands End to Lizard Point, Gribbin Head to Rame Head, Rame Head to Plymouth and also Lizard Point to Gribbin Head excluding Truro City.

Flooding is possible for Mousehole, Newlyn, Penzance, Longrock, Marazion, and Praa Sands, Fowey, Golant, Lostwithiel, Lerryn, Polruan, Polperro, Looe and the Looe Rivers and Seaton, Kingsand, Cawsand, Cremyll, Torpoint, Saltash, tidal rivers Tamar and Plym excluding Plymouth Barbican and also the tidal rivers Helford and Fal, Penryn, Flushing, St Mawes, Portscatho, Portloe, Portholland, Mevagissey and Par.

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