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Beach bar fortifies defences ahead of "worst yet" storms on Monday

By WBMiles  |  Posted: March 01, 2014

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The Watering Hole has two diggers on site preparing for the "worst yet" storms.

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A bar perched on the sands of a North Cornwall beach is preparing itself for the "worst yet" storms due to hit on Monday morning.

The Watering Hole has been repeatedly battered by the storms that hit Cornwall and the rest of the UK over the last two months.

While the weather has recently abated, stormy conditions are set to return with a vengeance on Monday morning.

The combination of very high tides, strong winds and massive swell could cause severe problems for the bar and other premises in the town.

Tom Job, manager of the Watering Hole, said: "Monday morning at around 6.30 it's going to be a dangerous one.

"We've got a 7.4m tide, 20ft of swell and 30-40mph north-westerly winds coming in. They are three things together you don't want. It could be the worst yet we have seen."

Mr Job feared the consequences on Monday morning could be worse than any of the storms seen so far this year.

The wild weather has changed the landscape in the area around the beach bar and diggers are on site to shore up the sand.

Mr Job said: "At the moment it's a temporary defence system that will slow it down.

"We've put rocks in from the end of the beach that will take the real surge out of the water."

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