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When exactly Storm Dennis will hit Cornwall

When exactly Storm Dennis will hit Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 2:13pm 14th February 2020. (Updated at 11:10am 15th February 2020)

The double weather warning for Cornwall has been updated as Storm Dennis gets closer.

The Duchy is set to be battered by strong gales, big waves and heavy rain across the weekend.

The Met Office warning for wind has been scaled back and is now in force from 10am on Saturday through until 12pm (midday) on Sunday.

Meantime the rain warning is in force from 12pm (midday) on Saturday through until 9pm on Sunday night.

Flooding, power problems and travel trouble is expected across the Duchy during that time.

Elsewhere there is an amber alert out for downpours just over the Cornish border, from 12pm (midday) on Saturday through until 3pm on Sunday.

Areas including Tavistock could be hit by flooding and major travel disruption too.

What to expect:

    • Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
    • Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible
    • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
    • Some communities may be cut off by flooded roads
    • Possible power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses
    • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
    • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
    • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
    • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities are affected by spray and/or large waves

"Strong winds in association with Storm Dennis are expected on Saturday and Sunday across many parts of England and Wales. 

"The strongest winds are likely to be on Saturday afternoon and evening, with a lull for a time overnight, before increasing again during early Sunday. 

"Gusts of 50 mph are expected inland. Around the coasts, especially in the west and south, gusts of 60-70 mph are likely. 

"The strong winds will be accompanied by heavy rain at times, leading to particularly poor driving conditions."

Met Office

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