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Gusts of up to 70mph could batter Cornwall

Gusts of up to 70mph could batter Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 11:00am 27th February 2020. (Updated at 11:42am 27th February 2020)

Above image of waves hitting Portreath during Storm Ciara. Credit: @mr_jezwold

A double severe weather warning has been issued for Cornwall, hot on the heels of Storms Ciara and Dennis.

The Met Office has issued yellow alerts for strong winds and heavy rain.

The warning for downpours will be in force from the early hours of Friday morning.

Forecasters say gales of up to 70mph could whip up huge waves and spark travel disruption on Saturday and Sunday too.

What can we expect?

Torrential Rain:

The Met Office warning for heavy rain will be in force from 3am on Friday until 6am on Saturday.

Forecasters say we can expect:

  • Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer
  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer

"Spells of rain will affect south-west England from early on Friday morning until early on Saturday.

"The heaviest rain will fall on Friday night, with 20-30mm in many areas and 40mm on some hills.

"With the ground already saturated, this is likely to lead to some flooding and transport disruption".

Met Office

Strong Winds:

The Met Office warning for strong winds will be in force from 12pm on Saturday until 12pm on Sunday.

Forecasters say we can expect:

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely.
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely.
  • It's likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves.

"Strong winds will move into south-western parts of the UK by Saturday afternoon, and steadily move north-east through the course of Saturday evening and overnight into Sunday morning. 

"Gusts of 50-60mph are likely quite widely, and especially in association with heavier showers across England and Wales during Saturday afternoon. 

"More isolated gusts of 65-70mph, particularly on coasts and other exposed areas, are probable".

Met Office

You can check the latest weather warnings for Cornwall here or watch the 10-day forecast from the Met Office...

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