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Part of Cornwall to be battered by heavy rain

Part of Cornwall to be battered by heavy rain

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 10:56am 17th December 2019. (Updated at 11:40am 17th December 2019)

Part of Cornwall is set to battered by heavy rain alongside gales of up to 70mph.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain, from Plymouth down to St Austell.

It is in force from 4pm on Wednesday through until midnight and we're told it could cause flooding and travel trouble.

An alert for strong winds is already in force for the whole of Cornwall, from 2pm on Wednesday through until 3am on Thursday morning.

Forecasters say the gusts could whip up huge waves, spark travel disruption and possible power cuts.

It follows hard on the heels of Storm Atiyah, which triggered numours travel warnings and flood alerts.

What to expect:

  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times by car and bus longer
  • Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely

"Heavy rain is likely to move eastwards across southwestern areas later on Wednesday. 

"Some 20-30 mm of rain could fall in a 6-9 hour period, with perhaps as much as 60 mm over Dartmoor and the high ground of south Wales. 

"Falling on saturated ground, this will probably cause a few problems. 

"The rain should become confined to the east of the region by late evening."

Met Office

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