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Warning for 60mph gales issued for Cornwall

Warning for 60mph gales issued for Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 10:53am 4th May 2020. (Updated at 11:01am 4th May 2020)

Cornwall is on storm watch as a severe 13-hour weather warning for wind is issued.

The Met Office says gusts of up to 60mph could cause disruption as strong easterly winds hit the Duchy.

A yellow alert is in force from 9pm on Monday night through until 10am on Tuesday morning.

Forecasters say it could cause power problems and travel trouble, for those needing to make essential journeys.

The gales could also whip up big waves and people are being urged to take care if near the coast.

What to expect:

  • Some short term loss of power and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, is possible
  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities may be affected by spray and/or large waves

"Strong easterly winds will develop across southwest England and parts of Wales during Monday evening and overnight before gradually easing through Tuesday morning.

"Winds will gust to around 50 mph at times, especially over and to the lee of high ground.

"The strongest winds are expected to the west of Dartmoor and across parts of west Cornwall where gusts of 55-60 mph are likely which may lead to some disruption."

Met Office

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