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Strong winds and heavy rain to hit Cornwall

By CGGayle  |  Posted: December 20, 2013


Strong winds and heavy rain expected to hit Cornwall

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Heavy rain and strong winds are expected to hit Cornwall this evening.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the South West from 6pm this evening until 3pm tomorrow.

A spokesperson from the Exeter-based weather agency said: “An area of heavy rain and strong winds is expected to cross England and Wales during Friday afternoon and through Saturday.

“This will bring some locally large rainfall accumulations, particularly on hills, and following previous wet weather is likely to lead to some localised flooding.”

“The public should be aware of the potential for disruption from flooding and keep up to date with latest forecasts and warnings from the Met Office, Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales.”

The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts for the upper, lower and middle River Tamar areas stretching across Bude, Gunnislake, Calstock, Cargreen, Bere Alston, Morwellham and Cotehele.

An alert has also been issued for the areas surrounding the River Lyhner, covering the Rame Peninsula, Callington, Saltash, Rilla Mill, Pillaton and Landrake.

A spokesperson from the EA said following heavy rainful earlier this week river levels are high and more downpours this evening could lead to localised flooding.

He said: “Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible overnight Friday into Saturday. Where the heaviest rain falls, property flooding is possible. Please be aware that further heavy rain is forecast for Monday, bringing the potential of further flooding.

“Now is a good time for anyone who lives in an area vulnerable to flooding, to take precautions to protect your property, especially if you are intending to leave your home over the Christmas break.”

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