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Cornish coast STILL on flood alert after Storm Ciara

Cornish coast STILL on flood alert after Storm Ciara

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:48am 10th February 2020. (Updated at 7:33am 10th February 2020)

The whole of the Cornish coast remains on flood watch in the wake of Storm Ciara, as a new weather warning goes out.

The Met Office says gales of up to 70mph are set to whip up more monster waves on Monday.

Its latest alert will be in force between 10am and 7pm, after a day of widespread travel disruption.

The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts for Land's End to Hartland Point and Land's End to the Rame Peninsula, alongside several flood warnings for Devon.

What flood warnings are in force?

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

Huge waves are expected, as the tail end of Storm Ciara hits the Duchy.

'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 for the Tidal River Camel
  • 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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