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5:07pm 14th June 2012
(Updated 5:07pm 14th June 2012)

Cornwall could be battered with three months of rain in just four days.

An Atlantic storm is bearing down on the Duchy.

Gale force winds and torrential rain is expected to sweep through on Thursday afternoon.

The Met Office has put out a yellow weather warning. A spokesperson said,"A spell of wet and windy weather with periods of persistent heavy rain will affect parts of Wales and Southwestern England from late Thursday through Friday and Saturday. The public should be aware of the risk of localised flooding."

Fire crews have been put on flood alert. Duncan Struggles from the Environment Agency said, "The nature and the pattern of the thundery showers will be quite sporadic. The North Cornwall Coast and inland Cornwall are at slightly greater risk.

"Residents and businesses in the area should remain vigilant to flooding and be prepared to take action, particularly those who are operating caravan and camping sites vulnerable to flooding."

There are fears tents in low lying areas could be swept away if it gets too bad.

With more unsettled weather predicted for Friday and into Saturday morning, Environment Agency teams have been working to clear any blockages and checking defences in the region as well as monitoring river levels.

Spokesperson David Bunt said:

‘There were some heavy showers in Cornwall last night but they moved through relatively quickly and there have been no reports of any significant problems. It will again be showery later today and on Friday but the strong winds will be helpful, as it will push the storm through more quickly. We still need people to be vigilant about the weather and the possible risk of surface water flooding on the roads,’

He is also warning storm watchers to take care as the coast prepares for a battering:

"The high winds will certainly cause high waves and there's a danger associated with the high waves. People might just want to lock their boats up a bit more, secure them more than usual and also keep off the sea fronts and piers so there's no chance of being washed away. There's more of a danger to people from that than any flooding"

Travel to the Isles of Scilly may be disrupted later. Passengers due to fly on Skybus are being advised to check in on time. Sailings aboard the Scillonian are already hit. You can find the latest information here.

5:07pm 14th June 2012

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