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Heavy rain and gales set to batter Cornwall?

Heavy rain and gales set to batter Cornwall?

Published by Emma Carton at 7:46am 29th October 2019. (Updated at 8:02am 29th October 2019)

It is feared gales could batter the coast of Cornwall, along with heavy rain.

South West Storm Chasers has posted a fresh alert on social media.

The group says gusts of up to 50mph could lash the Duchy on Tuesday.

There are fears we could see debris and fallen trees on the roads, as well as heavy rain.

The Met Office has not issued any official weather warnings for Cornwall: Check the latest weather alerts here.

"Well you don't need me to tell you that it's rather blowy out there at the moment. This is due to us being sandwiched between an area of high pressure to the north and low pressure to the west.

"Some exposed areas could see gusts of up to 50 mph where further inland, around 35 mph.

"This could cause one or two issues out there with debris on the roads, and fallen trees.

"There will also be outbreaks of rain throughout the day, most of which will be light, but the occasional heavier burst is possible.

"Through the night, rain will continue on and off, but the winds will gradually start to calm down, and although it will remain rather blustery, we won't have these strong gusts".

South West Storm Chasers

A flood alert remains in force for a stretch of the south Cornwall coast, from Lizard Point to Gribbin Head.

The Environment Agency says waves could spill over because of the winds and high tides: Check the latest alerts.

"Flooding is possible over all high tides from Monday morning through to and including Wednesday evening.

"High tide at Falmouth on Monday morning is 05:00, times of high water will vary along the coast.

"High spring tides with offshore wave heights of over 2.5m and Force 6 east northeasterly winds are forecast and may cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations.

"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

What is the full forecast?

Tuesday: "It will be a cloudy day with rain spreading east over Cornwall and parts of west Devon. Winds will strengthen in these parts and there could be a risk of coastal gales".

Tuesday night: "Overnight the rain will continue in the west and there could be some hill fog. In the east it will be cloudy with a low risk of fog and frost".

Wednesday: "The rain will linger in the west and during the afternoon and evening this will push into the east. Fog patches may form throughout the day in the west".

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday: "On Thursday there may be lots of fog and sunny spells throughout and continued showers in the east. Rain throughout Friday but clearing to scattered showers on Saturday".

Met Office Forecast

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

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