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More wet and windy weather on the way for Cornwall

More wet and windy weather on the way for Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 12:55pm 9th December 2019.

Just as Storm Atiyah sweeps through Cornwall - we're warned there could be more to come.

Gales caused havoc across the Duchy on Sunday night with gusts of up to 96mph being recorded.

The wind downed trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of homes without power in Camborne, Probus and St Ives.

Firefighters issued a 'don't travel unless necessary warning' on Sunday night, after a string of emergency calls.

They included damage to the roof of a supermarket in Bude, where the Crooklets Road remains closed.

The Met Office yellow weather warning was lifted at 9am on Monday morning but local forecasters say more bad weather is on the way.

Kernow Weather Team says more strong winds and heavy rain will hit on Tuesday, coming in from the Atlantic.

They are predicting wind gusts of up to 60mph around the Cornish coast along with a band of heavy showers.

"Kernow Weather Team are issuing a weather advisory for strong wind and heavy rain on Tuesday.

"As Storm Atiyah moves away today, there will be a brief spell of calm with lighter winds, before the next weather system ploughs in bringing more wind and rain.

"Tuesday morning will see the next weather system from the Atlantic move in. Containing strengthening Southerly winds in the morning. Current weather charts are showing 30-50mph with strong gust's 60+ around the coast and exposed areas.

"We also have bands of heavy showers marching in throughout the day, turning more prolonged at times. (If you get caught in these frontal downpours, you will certainly know about it.)

"Then the next low pressure swings in for Thursday but we will give you more info later during the week."

Kernow Weather Team

What does the Met Office say?

Today:

After a cloudy and very windy start it will become largely sunny by lunchtime. The winds will ease somewhat, but it will remain breezy, adding to the chilly feel. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Tonight:

A chilly start to the night with a touch of frost under clear skies. Turning cloudier and windier with some rain in the west by dawn. Minimum temperature -1 °C.

Tuesday:

Tuesday will be a wet and windy day with spells of rain, perhaps heaviest and more persistent later on. Maximum temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wednesday and Thursday will be cold and windy with showery rain at times whilst the Friday should be drier with easing winds.

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