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Flood warnings for whole of South Cornwall coast

Flood warnings for whole of South Cornwall coast

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:09am 27th November 2019. (Updated at 11:18am 27th November 2019)

Photo of storm waves hitting Newquay on Tuesday: Instagram/maidinnewquay

The whole of the south Cornwall coast has been on flood watch for the third day running.

'Immediate Action' warnings were in force from Land's End to Rame Head on Wednesday morning.

The Environment Agency had also issued a string of flood alerts for the north coast as ex-Storm Sebastien triggered strong winds.

However the warnings were lifted mid-morning after the early high tides.

What flood warnings and alerts are in force?

Flood Warnings:

South Cornwall Coast: Mount's Bay. Flooding is expected for: Including the Lifeboat Station, Foster-Bolitho Gardens, St Marys Primary School, Queens Street car park, Jubilee Pool, The Quay, Ross Bridge, the railway track at Chyandour Cliff, the A30 and B3311 at Ponsandane Bridge.   

South Cornwall Coast: Land's End to Lizard Point. Flooding is expected for: Lands End to Lizard Point including Mousehole, Praa Sands, Porthleven and Mullion Harbour.

South Cornwall Coast: Lizard Point to Gribbin Head. Flooding is expected for: Lizard Point to Gribbin Head including the tidal rivers Helford and Fal, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Penryn, Flushing, Mylor, Calenick, Tresillian, St Mawes, Ruan Lanihorne, Portscatho, Portloe, Portholland, Mevagissey and Par.   

South Cornwall Coast: Gribbin Head to Rame Head. Flooding is expected for: Gribbin Head to Rame Head including Fowey, Golant, Lostwithiel, Lerryn, Polruan, Polperro, Looe and the Looe Rivers and Seaton.   

South Cornwall Coast: Rame Head to Wembury Bay. Flooding is expected for: Rame Head to Wembury Bay including Kingsand, Cawsand, Cremyll, Millbrook, Torpoint, Saltash, Tideford, Calstock, St Budeaux, Stonehouse, Laira, Plympton Marsh Mills, Cattewater and tidal rivers Tamar, Plym and Yealm excluding Plymouth Barbican.

What do the warnings mean?

"Flooding is expected over the high tide on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. High water at Newlyn on Tuesday is at 16:18pm and on Wednesday is at 04:41. Times of high water will vary along the coast.

"Force 7 south-south-westerly winds and offshore wave heights of 5.6m are forecast for the high tide on Tuesday afternoon.  Force 6 westerly winds and offshore wave heights of 4.5m are forecast for the high tide on Wednesday morning. 

"Conditions may apply two hours either side of the high tide. Expect tides to be around 500mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions.

"Large waves and spray are likely so take care near coastal paths and promenades. Do not drive through flood water or waves.

"We are continuing to monitor the situation and will issue updates if the situation changes".

Environment Agency 

Alerts are out for West Cornwall Rivers and the whole of the north coast, from Land's End to Hartland Point.

You can check the latest here or watch how to be prepared...

What is the weather forecast?

The Met Office severe weather warning for torrential rain will remain in force until 12pm on Wednesday.

Forecasters are say there is the possibility of spray, flooding on roads and flooding of a few homes and businesses.

"Areas of rain and showers are expected to cross the region during Tuesday and Wednesday, showers 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 or watch what is in store over the next 24hrs...

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