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Met Office names storm barrelling towards Cornwall

Met Office names storm barrelling towards Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 11:58am 5th February 2020. (Updated at 12:11pm 5th February 2020)

The Met Office has named the latest storm barrelling towards Cornwall.

Storm Ciara is forecast to hit the Duchy with gales of up to 80mph.

A severe weather warning for strong winds has been issued over the weekend.

Forecasters say we can expect huge waves and travel disruption, with heavy rain on the cards as well.

Scroll down to check when and where the worst will hit or follow the storm's progress across the Atlantic.

What can we expect?

The Met Office has issued a yellow severe weather warning for strong winds, from 6pm on Saturday until 11.59pm on Sunday.

Forecasters say we can expect:

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport expected
  • Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves
  • There is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close
  • There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs
  • "Very strong winds are likely across much of the UK later Saturday and through Sunday. 

"Gusts of 50 to 60mph are likely across many inland areas, with gusts 70, possibly 80mph, around some exposed coasts and hills, especially in the north and west. 

"Heavy rain will be an additional hazard, especially over western hills. 

"Winds of this strength across a wide area have the potential to produce disruption to transport, along with some coastal impacts, especially in the west".

Met Office

You can check the latest weather warnings for Cornwall here or track the storm's progress across the Atlantic...

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