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VIDEO: Fresh weather warnings issued for Cornwall as heavy rain continues

By e_glanfield  |  Posted: January 29, 2013

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Weather warnings of rain are in place for Cornwall today, tomorrow and on Friday

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Fresh weather warnings have been issued for Cornwall this week as forecasters warn of more heavy rain.

Persistent heavy rain showers and gale forces winds are expected to continue in the Duchy until at least Friday.

Weather warnings of rain remain in place for the region today and the Met Office has issued new warnings for tomorrow and Friday.

A Met Office forecaster said gusts of up to 60mph were possible across the county.

He said: “Further rain will spread northeastwards across Wales and South West England during the rest of Tuesday and into Tuesday night, becoming heavy and persistent in places before clearing on Wednesday morning.

“A strengthening westerly wind will bring squally showers. Frequent gusts of 40-50mph are likely, perhaps locally 60mph or more, particularly over exposed coasts and hills.

“Given saturated ground, the public should be aware that further localised flooding and disruption to travel is likely.”

Several flood warnings and alerts remain in place for rivers across the South West.

VIDEO: Stormy waves crash over Portreath Pier:

Paul Gainey, a spokesman for the Envionment Agency, said staff would keep a “watching brief” on the many rivers considered at risk over the next few days.

He said: “The problem is that the rivers are quite high after we had 15mm over the weekend.

“The spring tides are peaking Tuesday into Wednesday which, combined with high winds, has the potential to cause wave spray and overtopping in Cornwall.

“We might also see minor disruption and road flooding in low-lying areas.”

Click here to view a full one-day or four-day weather forecast for Cornwall.

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