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Monster waves forecast - as gales hit Cornwall

Monster waves forecast - as gales hit Cornwall

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 10:22am 14th December 2019. (Updated at 11:09am 14th December 2019)

Monster waves are being forecast, as the latest band of gales hit Cornwall.

Surfing experts from Ann's Cottage have told Pirate FM they are expecting a 10-15ft swell.

It comes after Kernow Weather Team recorded gusts of over 71mph on Friday.

Cornwall remains on flood watch, with alerts out for rivers and the whole of the north coast.

You can scroll down to check the areas most at risk and the full weather forecast for the Duchy.

What flood alerts are in force for Cornwall?

Flood alerts are out for Land's End to Chapel Porth, Chapel Porth to The Rumps and The Rumps to Hartland Point.

Two others have been issued for the tidal River Camel and the Upper River Tamar around Bude, as heavy rain hits.

"Flooding is possible over the high tide on Saturday. High water at Padstow is at 6.21am, times of high water will vary along the coast. 

"Gale Force 8 Westerly winds and offshore wave heights of over 5.5m, are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences, and sea spray, at exposed coastal locations. 

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

"Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. 

"We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required".

Environment Agency

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


What is the full forecast for Cornwall?

Kernow Weather Team had issued a three-day warning for strong winds.

The group has now extended that until Sunday, with gusts of up to 65mph+ expected.

The Met Office has not issued any official warnings, but says the weather will stay unsettled.

Saturday: "A spell of showery rain through the morning, clearing to leave a largely dry and bright day with sunny spells. Cloud will thicken again later though, with further rain by the evening. Windy with coastal gales and feeling cold. Maximum temperature 10 °C"

Saturday night: "Blustery showers will continue to affect most parts through the night, merging into longer spells of rain at times. Strong winds continuing for coastal areas. Minimum temperature 2 °C"

Sunday: "Mostly dry with sunny spells for inland areas. Further heavy and blustery showers will continue to affect coastal regions. Not as windy as on Saturday. Maximum temperature 8 °C".

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday: "Isolated showers on Monday. Otherwise it will be dry and sunny for all parts with lighter winds. A sharp frost on Tuesday night before turning windy and milder later Wednesday".

Met Office

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

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