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Travel warning as more gales and heavy rain hit

Travel warning as more gales and heavy rain hit

Published by Emma Carton at 7:19am 10th December 2019.

Another band of gales and torrential rain is sweeping into Cornwall.

South West Storm Chasers and Kernow Weather Team have issued alerts.

They say there is a bigger risk of stuff like fallen trees, weakened by Storm Atiyah.

That brought down parts of the roof at Sainsbury's in Bude, where the road remains closed.

Forecasters say we could experience gusts of up to 60mph on Tuesday, as well as downpours.

The Met Office has not issued an official weather warning, but says we are in for a wet and windy day.

You can check the Met Office weather warnings here or check the latest traffic and travel for Cornwall here.

What alerts have been issued?

South West Storm Chasers and Kernow Weather Team have issued warnings for strong winds and heavy rain, along with travel advisories.

"I'm now issuing a SWSC weather warning based on the latest data models (not Met Office official) for yet more heavy rain and locally gale force winds during Tuesday.

"It is now very likely that from 06:00 for west Cornwall then spreading to all areas throughoutthe morning, we will start to see a spell of localised and heavy rain push across the region, slowly easing as we move into the evening.

"The main concern is that this next system will affect the south-west during the day when roads are at their busiest and everyone is out and about doing their Christmas shopping.

"Winds are expected to reach gale force once again gusting between 25mph and 45mph for inland areas and 40mph to 55mph possibly higher, for exposed south-west facing coastal areas and hills.

"Following all the heavy blustery showers and gales of Sunday into Monday, trees will have been weakened, bringing a greater risk of further trees being brought down, power cuts, debris on roads and disruption to local transport.

"The winds won't be as strong as Sunday's system however still enough to cause further problems.

"The heaviest of the rain is expected across central and northern areas of the south west but cannot rule out anywhere seeing a period of persistent and heavy rain".

South West Storm Chasers

What is the Met Office forecast?

Tuesday: "Most places will start dry before heavy rain quickly spreads in from the west, turning heavy and persistent through the afternoon. It will be windy with gales at times. Maximum temperature 13 °C"

Tuesday night: "The rain will clear during the evening leaving a largely dry, but windy night. Temperatures will drop under the clear skies, with some showers. Minimum temperature 2 °C"

Wednesday: "After a dry but windy start, Wednesday will see heavy and blustery showers, and sunny spells. Feeling cold in the wind. Maximum temperature 5 °C"

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday: "Thursday will see further rain and strong winds whilst Friday should be drier, brighter and calmer. Further wet and windy weather on Saturday with possible wintry showers over the Moors".

Met Office

You can check the full forecast for Cornwall and the south-west here.

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