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Miserable weather spreads across West

By WMNlynbarton  |  Posted: December 14, 2013

  • Gale force winds are due to hit Cornwall later today

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Pouring rain and fog shrouded the Westcountry this morning as the weather began to take a turn for the worst ahead of forecast gales.

Strong winds and heavier rain are predicted for later today and tomorrow but this morning began with mist and fog with a soaking by persistent drizzle.

Organisers of a highlight in the Westcountry festive calendar were pleased the event went ahead last night despite the weather.

Mousehole Lights were switched on, illuminating the picture-postcard village near Newlyn in Cornwall for the 50th year and providing an event which attracted thousands of people.

The Met Office has issued a warning that strong winds are expected to gust through the region.

Along the south coast, winds were expected reach speeds of 40 miles per hour last night and this morning, but inland it will be slightly less breezy.

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