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Severe weather warning for rain goes out for Cornwall

Severe weather warning for rain goes out for Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 1:03pm 10th June 2020. (Updated at 1:32pm 10th June 2020)

A severe weather warning has gone out for Cornwall as we get set to hit by downpours.

The Met Office has issued a yellow alert for rain which is in force from 4pm on Wednesday through until 9am on Thursday morning.

Forecasters say that there could be flooding, travel disruption and the possibility of damage to buildings.

What to expect:

  • There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater and some communities could be cut off by flooded roads
  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer and may lead to some road closures.
  • Where flooding occurs, there is a chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services

"Heavy rain is expected to develop over parts of Wales during Wednesday afternoon and evening and then move gradually southwards during Wednesday night.

"This should then break up and clear during Thursday morning. 20 to 30 mm rain is expected quite widely and in a few places between 50 and 70 mm rain could fall, the bulk of this within 6 hours."

Met Office

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