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Flood alerts for big stretch of the Cornish coast

Flood alerts for big stretch of the Cornish coast

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 3:36pm 1st November 2019. (Updated at 6:02pm 1st November 2019)

Flood alerts have been issued for the whole of the north Cornwall coast, as another storm bears down.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for gales of up to 80mph.

That carries the risk of huge waves and flying debris, that forecasters say could pose a danger to life.

A seperate alert is out for torrential rain for areas north and east of Newquay and Padstow.

What flood alerts are in force?

  • North Cornwall Coast: Land's End to Chapel Porth
  • North Cornwall Coast: Chapel Porth to The Rumps
  • North Cornwall Coast: The Rumps to Hartland Point, excluding Bude
  • North Cornwall Coast: Tidal River Camel, excluding Wadebrige and Chapel Amble
  • Rivers Tavy and Walkham: Flooding is possible for Tavistock, Walkhampton, Bedford Bridge, Horrabridge and Lopwell.
  • Middle River Tamar: Flooding is possible for Polson Bridge, Horsebridge, Gunnislake, Lifton and Sydenham
  • Upper River Tamar: Flooding is possible for Bude, Helebridge, Bridgerule, Canworthy Waterm Launceston and Yeolmbridge
  • Lower River Tamar: Flooding is possible for Gunnislake, Calstock, Cargreen, Bere Alston, Morwellham and Cotehele.
  • River Lynher: Flooding is possible for Rame Peninsula, Callington, Saltash, Rilla Mill, Pillaton and Landrake
  • Rivers Looe and Seaton: Flooding is possible for Liskeard, Polperro, Jopes Mill and Hessenford.
  • North Cornwall Rivers: Flooding is possible for Newquay, Padstow, Wadebridge and Sladesbridge, Bodmin, Lanivet, Boscastle and Camelford.
  • St Austell and Par Rivers: Flooding is possible for Pentewan, St Blazey, Luxulyan and Mevagissey.
  • River Fowey: Flooding is possible for Lostwithiel, The Glynn Valley, Trago Mills and St Neot.
  • Helford and Fal Rivers: Flooding is possible for The Lizard, Penryn, Falmouth, Truro, Ladock, Tresillian and Grampound.
  • West Cornwall Rivers: Flooding is possible for Lands End, Penzance, Helston, Crowlas, St Ives, Hayle, Camborne, Portreath and Perranporth.

You can check the latest flood alerts and flood warnings here.

What can we expect?

"Flooding is possible over the high tide on Saturday morning. 

"High water at St Ives is at 8:12, times of high water will vary along the coast. 

"High tides together with strong Force 9 westerly winds and large waves in the excess of 8m are forecast. 

"This combined with a large surge will lead to higher than predicted tide levels. 

"This 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

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