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Weather warning as 'Storm Atiyah' heads towards Cornwall

Weather warning as 'Storm Atiyah' heads towards Cornwall

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 10:47am 6th December 2019. (Updated at 8:47am 7th December 2019)

It is understood the Irish Met Office has named the latest storm sweeping towards Cornwall and the UK, as Storm Atiyah.

Our Met Office has now issued a two-day severe weather warning for strong winds.

Forecasters say gales of between 50mph and 70mph could hit from Sunday afternoon onwards.

That could spark travel disruption, power cuts and the risk of flash flooding as the gusts whip up huge waves.

What can we expect?

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for strong winds, spanning two days.

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
  • Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
  • It's likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves
  • Some damage to temporary structures is possible.

The yellow warning will be in force from 3pm on Sunday evening until 9am on Monday morning.

What is the full forecast?

"A deep area of low pressure is expected to cross the UK from the west on Sunday and Monday bringing very strong winds to parts of the west. 

"Winds are expected to gust to 50-60mph inland, and perhaps 70mph around some coasts. 

"Large coastal waves are also expected".

Met Office

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

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