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WEATHER: Cornwall on flood watch as strong winds and heavy rain batter the duchy

By CGGayle  |  Posted: January 26, 2014

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A yellow weather warning for heavy rain has been issued for Cornwall

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UPDATE 11am: Flooding is causing disruptions on some roads following heavy downpours this morning.

Reports suggest one land of the A38 Westbound at Notterbridge is flooded.

EARLIER: Strong winds and heavy rain are expected to hit Cornwall today.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for heavy rain as downpours and winds of up to 60mph sweep in from the Atlantic.

A spokesman from the Exeter-based weather agency said: “Another spell of wet and windy weather will cross the UK from the west during Sunday.

“Rainfall accumulations of 15 to 25 mm are expected quite widely, much of this falling in 6 to 9 hours.

“Gales will be an additional hazard, with gusts of 50 to 60 mph in places.”

Forecasters say flooding is anticipated in some parts of the South West. The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for areas surrounding the upper River Tamar.

The yellow “be aware” weather warning has been issued from 7am until 4pm this afternoon.

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