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LIVE: Dregs of Storm Sebastien hit Cornwall

LIVE: Dregs of Storm Sebastien hit Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 7:31am 26th November 2019. (Updated at 6:20pm 26th November 2019)

The tail end of Storm Sebastien is arriving in Cornwall, sparking flood alerts and a severe weather warning.

The Met Office warning for torrential rain will now be in force until 12pm on Wednesday, with the risk of gales.

Kernow Weather Team says it has already recorded gusts of 67.5mph at its station in Illogan.

The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts for the whole of the south Cornwall coast, from Land's End to Rame.

You can follow all the live updates, including Cornwall's traffic and travel information, on Pirate FM's live blog below.

6:20pm

You can check all the latest weather updates here and all the latest travel updates here.

6:09pm

Travel update: 

Tavistock - A386 just passable, heavy traffic due to flooding from Vigo Bridge Road (Tavistock) to A30 (Okehampton). Approach with care.

 

5:41pm

Travel update:

Services at a stand on Great Western Railway between Liskeard and Looe due to flooding.

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12:59pm

The latest weather picture from the Met Office

12:10pm

Flood warnings upgraded as ex-Storm Sebastien hits Cornwall

Flood warnings have now been issued for the whole of the south Cornwall coast.

They are in force from Land's End to Rame Head and Mount's Bay.

It comes as ex-Storm Sebastien triggers strong winds and huge waves, alongside super high tides.

Flood alerts are also in force for the whole of the north coast, from Land's End to Hartland Point.

You can read the full story here.

11:01am

Met Office issues warning to drivers

The Met Office has issued a warning to drivers as ex-Storm Sebastien hits Cornwall.

The weather warning for torrential rain will be in force until 12pm on Wednesday.

There is the risk of gales too, with gusts of 67.5mph already recorded in parts of the Duchy.

10:07am

Change to Met Office Weather Warning

The Met Office has slightly scaled back that severe weather warning for Cornwall.

The yellow alert for torrential rain was due to be in force until 3pm on Wednesday.

That has now changed to 12pm, in the wake of ex-Tropical Storm Sebastien.

The Met Office says we can expect spray and flooding on roads, likely increasing journey times for car and bus travel.

Forecasters also say flooding of a few homes and business is possible.

"Areas of rain and showers are expected to cross the region during Tuesday and Wednesday.

"Showers will be most numerous and heaviest in coastal areas, where it will also be windy with possible gales at times.

"The combination of rain and subsequent showers may produce 10-20mm of rain in places, perhaps 20-30mm where showers are most frequent.

"Given saturated ground, there is the chance of flooding in a few places, and more likely some travel disruption".

Met Office

You can check the latest weather warnings for Cornwall here.

10:03am

Power cuts as ex-Storm Sebastien hits Cornwall

Ex-Storm Sebastien has sparked power cuts in Cornwall.

Western Power has said more than 43 homes are affected in the TR6 postcode area.

It is being described as a 'high voltage' incident, which means a wider area is affected.

You can check when the supply is expected to be restored here.

9:33am

Traffic and travel latest: Two crashes reported in Cornwall

Inrix Traffic and Travel is reporting two crashes in Cornwall.

The first is on the A39 at St Teath, near the Treburgett turn-off.

The second is on Fore Street in Nanpean.

In both incidents, Inrix says traffic is coping well.

You can check the latest traffic and travel information for Cornwall here.

9:15am

The wind alert from South West Storm Chasers

South West Storm Chasers has issued a weather watch for strong winds in Cornwall.

It says gales could have an impact until 4pm on Tuesday afternoon.

"Winds are expected to pick up during the early hours of Tuesday morning, gusting between 30mph and 50mph.

"Strongest gusts will be on S-SE facing coasts and hills.

"The winds will ease during the afternoon along with the showers that are expected.

"Some showers could be thundery in nature with the added risk of hail".

South West Storm Chasers

Kernow Weather Team says it recorded gusts of 67.5mph at its station in Illogan in the early hours.

It comes alongside that weather warning for torrential rain, that is in force until 3pm on Wednesday.

You can check the latest weather warnings for Cornwall here.

8:42am

Travel disruption as ex-Storm Sebastien hits Cornwall

Strong winds are affecting flights between Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

"Skybus flights between Land's End Airport and St. Mary's Airport are currently on hold due to strong winds".

Inrix Traffic and Travel

You can check the latest traffic and travel information for Cornwall here.

8:29am

The latest weather radar for Cornwall...

7:56am

Traffic and Travel Latest:

The St Mawes passenger ferry has cancelled all sailings on Tuesday, due to the wild weather.

Cross Country Trains have also tweeted to warn passengers of possible disruption.

That is because of severe weather at Dawlish - check the latest at the link below...

You can check the latest traffic and travel information for Cornwall here.

 

 

7:51am

More strong winds recorded...

Kernow Weather Team recorded gusts of 67.5mph on Tuesday morning, as ex-Storm Sebastien looms.

However, there are reports of gusts of 78mph in Penzance in the early hours.

There are reports of houses rattling in the strong winds too...

7:50am

The worst of the rain has cleared - for now!

The worst of the first band of rain to hit Cornwall in the wake of Storm Sebastien has cleared.

However, the Met Office warning for downpours will remain in force until 3pm on Wednesday.

Forecasters say up to 40mm could fall in some places, with the risk of flooding on already saturated ground.

You can check the latest warnings for Cornwall here.

7:42am

Strong winds as ex-Storm Sebastien hits:

Kernow Weather Team has tweeted a warning about strong winds in Cornwall.

The group says it has already recorded gusts of 67.5mph at its station in Illogan...

7:40am

Traffic and Travel:

St Mawes passenger ferry has cancelled all sailings for Tuesday 26th November, because of the strong winds.

You can check the latest traffic and travel information for Cornwall here.

 

7:38am

What flood warnings are in force?

The Environment Agency has issued the following flood alerts for the south Cornwall coast:

Land's End to Lizard Point: Locations that could be at risk include Mousehole, Newlyn, Penzance, Longrock, Marazion, and Praa Sands.

Lizard Point to Gribbin Head: Locations particularly at risk include Commercial Road Penryn, Trefusis Road Flushing, the A39 at Perranarworthal and the A390 at Tresillian.

Gribbin Head to Rame Head: Locations that could be at risk include Fowey, Golant, Lostwithiel, Lerryn, Polruan, Polperro, Looe and the Looe Rivers and Seaton.

Rame Head to Plymouth: Locations that could be at risk include Kingsand, Cawsand, Cremyll, Torpoint, Saltash, tidal rivers Tamar and Plym excluding Plymouth Barbican.

Officials say strong winds, coupled with super high tides, could whip up huge waves and trigger flooding.

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

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

Environment Agency

A separate alert remains in force for the West Cornwall Rivers.

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

7:37am

What is the latest from the Met Office?

7:36am

What weather warnings are in force?

The Met Office yellow warning for torrential rain will be in force from 6am on Tuesday until 3pm on Wednesday afternoon.

Up to 40mm could fall, especially on higher ground, sparking the risk of flooding in areas already saturated by recent downpours.

"A broad area of heavy rain is expected to move northeastwards across this region during Tuesday. 

"Heavy showers then follow, these probably heaviest and most numerous on and near coastal areas, especially in Wales and south-west England. 

"Conditions also quite windy at times, especially in coastal areas where gales are likely. 

"The combination of rain and subsequent showers likely leads to 10-20mm of rain quite widely whilst over high ground and in locations where showers are particularly frequent 20-40mm may build up in a few places. 

"Given already saturated ground following recent rainfall this brings the chance of further flooding and travel disruption".

Met Office

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

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