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Cornwall bracing for FOURTH day of downpours

Cornwall bracing for FOURTH day of downpours

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:15am 25th November 2019. (Updated at 11:09am 25th November 2019)

Cornwall is braced for its FOURTH day of downpours and there is more rain to come.

The latest severe weather warning will remain in force across rush-hour.

The Met Office says up to 40mm could hit over higher ground.

Drivers are being urged to watch out for flash flooding on the roads, with the ground already saturated.

What warnings are in force and still to come?

The Met Office warning for torrential rain, from Land's End to Launceston, is in force until 10am on Monday.

That will be followed by another for the whole of Cornwall, covering most of Tuesday and Wednesday: Read more.

What can we expect?

  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer
  • Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer
  • Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely

The mid-week warning is for up to 60mm of rain, especially over higher ground, along with the risk of gales in the south-west.

What is the full forecast?

"A broad area of persistent heavy rain is expected to move northeast across this region between mid-Tuesday and early Wednesday, and may be accompanied by gale force winds across the southwest of England for a time. 

"Heavy showers will likely follow in the wake of this rain during Wednesday, with these probably being heaviest and most numerous close to the Bristol and English Channel coastlines. 

"Through the combination of both the rain and following showers 10-20mm of rainfall is expected widely across southern England and parts of southern Wales, with the potential for 40-60 mm in some isolated locations, especially across the high ground and locations that see the greatest number of showers".

Met Office

You can check the latest weather warnings for Cornwall here or watch how to be prepared...

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