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Gales of up to 65mph set to batter Cornwall

Gales of up to 65mph set to batter Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 10:24am 2nd October 2019. (Updated at 10:28am 2nd October 2019)

A severe weather warning has been issued for Cornwall, as ex-Hurricane Lorenzo sweeps across the Atlantic.

The Met Office has put out a yellow alert for strong winds and gales of up to 65mph on the coast.

Forecasters say the gusts could spark travel disruption, power cuts and whip up huge waves.

The severe weather warning will be in force from 4am until 4pm on Friday.

What can we expect?

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities are affected by spray and/or large waves

What is the forecast?

"Whilst there remains some uncertainty, a spell of strong westerly winds are expected to affect parts of southwest England and south Wales on Friday. 

"Winds will increase during Friday morning before easing from the west during the afternoon. 

"Inland gusts of 50-55 mph are possible, whilst some coastal locations may see gusts of 60-65 mph".

Met Office

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

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