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Whole of Cornwall coast on flood watch as storm hits

Whole of Cornwall coast on flood watch as storm hits

Published by Emma Carton at 8:50am 9th February 2020. (Updated at 4:31pm 9th February 2020)

Archive photo of storm waves at Newquay. Credit: Maid in Newquay

The WHOLE of the Cornish coast is now on flood watch, as Storm Ciara hits.

Alerts have been issued for the whole of the north and south coast, from Land's End to Hartland Point and Land's End to Rame.

The Environment Agency says flooding is possible, as gusts with the strength to whip up huge waves combine with high tides.

The Met Office amber weather warnings for strong winds will be in force until 9pm on Sunday, with further warnings on Monday.

Scroll down to check the full list of flood warnings and alerts or follow the updates on Pirate FM's live blog here.

What flood alerts are in force?

The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts for the whole of the Cornish coast.

Huge waves are expected, as Storm Ciara hits the Duchy with gales of up to 80mph.

'Take immediate action' flood warnings have been issued for the Devon coast, including Lynmouth.

The following flood alerts are now in force for Cornwall:

  • North Cornwall Coast from Land's End to Chapel Porth
  • North Cornwall Coast from Chapel Porth to The Rumps
  • North Cornwall Coast from The Rumps to Harland Point
  • South Cornwall Coast from Land's End to Lizard Point
  • South Cornwall Coast from Lizard Point to Gribbin Head
  • South Cornwall Coast from Gribbin Head to Rame Head

"Flooding is possible for all high tides from the morning of Sunday 9th February until the morning of Tuesday 11th February.

"High water at St Ives on Sunday is at 04:56 and 17:21, Monday at 05:40 and 18:06 and Tuesday at 06:26. Times of high water will vary along the coast.

"Tide levels are now rising towards spring tides which peak on Wednesday 12th February. High tide levels, along with strong winds generating large waves and some surge may be enough to cause some localised coastal flooding.

"The current forecast conditions, associated with Storm Ciara, could result in wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations.

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

Environment Agency

You can check the latest flood warnings and alerts here or watch how to be prepared...


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