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Severe weather warning issued for Cornwall for Wednesday

By DaveCDM  |  Posted: December 17, 2013

Severe weather warning issued for Cornwall for Wednesday
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A severe weather warning has been issued for Cornwall for tomorrow afternoon, with heavy rain and gales expected to hit the Duchy.

Forecasters are warning of potentially damaging gusts of wind, and the likelihood of localised flooding.

The warning, issued by the Met Office this morning, states: "Heavy rain and gales will affect South and West Wales, South West England and some southern coastal counties of England on Wednesday evening.

"Gusts will reach 50 to 60 mph quite widely, with 70 mph gusts likely in exposed coastal areas.

"Heavy rain may also cause some localised flooding across parts of Wales and South West England.

"The rain will clear and strongest winds will ease by the early hours of Thursday morning.

"The public should be aware of the potential for minor disruption."

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