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Heavy rain weather warning issued for Cornwall for Christmas Day

By e_glanfield  |  Posted: December 24, 2012

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A heavy rain weather warning has been issued for Christmas Day in Cornwall with forecasters warning of further flooding.

The Met Office has issued a yellow-graded heavy rain warning, the lowest of its kind, for Cornwall and North Devon tomorrow.

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A more severe amber-graded warning remains in place today as heavy rain continues to batter the Duchy.

A chief forecaster at the Exeter-based agency said further localised flooding could be expected due to the severely saturated ground across the county.

He said: “An area of low pressure is expected to move across the southern half of England and Wales during Christmas Day, bringing heavy showers to parts of South West England.

“Whilst the rain and showers are not expected to be as widespread as in recent days, around 10-15mm could fall in some locations, with a risk of over 20mm in a few spots.

“Given the saturated nature of the ground, following heavy rainfall over recent days, the public should be aware of the possibility of further localised flooding and disruption to transport.”

The weather warning is in place until 6pm. At this stage, no further weather warnings have been issued for Cornwall.

Flood warnings and alerts remain in place for several rivers in Cornwall.

However, the severe flood warning, which warns of a danger to life and has been in place for the River Cober in Helston over the last few days, has since been downgraded.

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning, which warns residents to take action against expected flooding, for the River Hayle including areas from Relubbus to St Erth.

Flood alerts remain in place for the River Tamar, North Cornwall rivers, West Cornwall rivers, the River Fowey, the River Looe, the Helford and Fal rivers and the St Austell and Par rivers.

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