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Track storm behind DOUBLE alert for Cornwall

Track storm behind DOUBLE alert for Cornwall

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:15am 28th February 2020. (Updated at 2:39pm 28th February 2020)

The first of two severe weather warnings is now in force for Cornwall as Storm Jorge looms.

Names by the Spanish meteorological service, it is set to bring downpours and gales.

The yellow alert for heavy rain will last until first thing on Saturday morning.

The second, for gusts of up to 70mph, kicks in tomorrow lunchtime and lasts well into Sunday.

Scroll down to read what to expect or track Storm Jorge's progress below...

What weather warnings are in force?

The Met Office yellow weather warning for heavy rain is in force until 6am on Saturday.

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

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
  • 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.

"Spells of rain will affect southwest 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.

"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 what to expect on Friday and over the weekend...

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