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21hr wind warning for Cornwall as Storm Jorge hits

21hr wind warning for Cornwall as Storm Jorge hits

Published by Emma Carton at 9:12am 29th February 2020. (Updated at 11:05am 29th February 2020)

Storm Jorge has triggered a severe weather warning for Cornwall and it will last for the next 21 hours.

The Met Office yellow alert for strong winds will be in force from Saturday lunchtime.

Forecasters say gales of up to 70mph could whip up huge waves on the Duchy's exposed coastline.

Travel disruption is expected too, with the Tamar Bridge already warning of possible lane closures and restrictions.

Wondering what incidents will affect your journey? Check the latest traffic and travel information for Cornwall.

It follows a day of torrential downpours that has sparked flood alerts for rivers from Penzance to Bude and Saltash.

Track the course of Storm Jorge...

What can we expect?

The Met Office weather warning for strong winds is in force from 12pm on Saturday.

It was due to last until 12pm on Sunday, but has been brought forward to 9am 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 65-70 mph, particularly on coasts and other exposed areas, are probable".

Met Office

You can check the latest weather warnings for Cornwall here or watch the full forecast below...

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