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Warnings in place today for strong wind and heavy rain in Cornwall

By CMChloe  |  Posted: February 15, 2014

Warnings in place today for strong wind and heavy rain in Cornwall

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Warnings of heavy rain and strong winds remain in place across Cornwall today.

The Met Office has issued a yellow "be aware" weather warning as 40mm of rain could fall in some parts of the county.

A yellow warning for wind is also in place as gusts of up to 70mph are forecast with waves predicted to reach 6m.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "The public should be aware of the potential for further flooding in places, though impacts on Saturday may be lesser and more localised.

"The impacts from this rainfall may continue on some rivers on subsequent days."

The Environment Agency said there is a risk of localised flooding in areas that are vulnerable after sustaining damage to defences, buildings and structures.

Areas most at risk are: Penzance, Newlyn Green, Marazion, Longrock, Porthleven, St Mawes, Pentewan, Looe, Seaton, Kingsan and Cawsand.

A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said it is monitoring the situation.

They added: "Conditions in exposed locations will be dangerous so please remain a safe distance from coastal frontages."

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