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Is ex-Storm Sebastien heading for the coast of Cornwall?

Is ex-Storm Sebastien heading for the coast of Cornwall?

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 12:03pm 25th November 2019. (Updated at 12:24pm 25th November 2019)

Archive photo of storm waves at Mousehole: Abdel Bakrim

It is feared the tail end of ex-Tropical Storm Sebastien could batter the Cornish coast.

The Met Office has extended its latest severe weather warning for the Duchy.

Torrential rain is set to hit from 6am on Tuesday, with the risk of gales in exposed areas.

Forecasters and Kernow Weather Team have tweeted to warn the dregs of the storm could clip the south-west.

"We've had tropical Storm Sebastien over the Atlantic over the last few days, it's weakened a lot and lost its tropical characteristics but it is heading towards the south west of the UK over the next 24 to 36 hours.

"What we will see is cloudy skies and showers and then overnight and into tomorrow the rain is increasing and the wind is picking up, all in relation to this system.

"We will see a band of heavy rain in the early hours and into the morning, that will clear to sunshine and heavy showers, but it will stay windy as well, and we do have a warning out that may be updated and further warnings may be issued."

Greg Dewhurst, Met Office

What does the Met Office say?

A yellow weather warning for torrential rain is in force from 6am on Tuesday until 3pm on Wednesday.

Up to 60mm could fall in some parts of Cornwall over the next couple of days, especially on higher ground.

Whilst there is no official warning for wind, the Met Office says gales could affect exposed areas across the south-west.

You can check the latest weather warning for Cornwall, that has now been extended, here.

A string of flood alerts have also been issued for a large stretch of the south Cornwall coast.

They are in place for Lizard Point to Gribbin Head, Gribbin head to Rame Head, Land's End to Lizard Point and from Rame Head to Plymouth.

"Flooding is possible over the high tides, from Monday evening on the 25th of November through to and including Thursday mornings high tide. 

"Times of high water will vary along the coast.

"Tide levels are now rising towards spring tides which peak on Wednesday. 

"High tide levels, along with strong winds generating large waves and some surge may be enough to cause some localised coastal flooding. 

"The current forecast conditions, associated with ex-storm Sebastian, could require flood warnings to be issued for Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning's high tide. 

"Locations particularly at risk include Commercial Road Penryn, Trefusis Road Flushing, the A39 at Perranarworthal and the A390 at Tresillian.  

"People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast".

Environment Agency

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

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