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Watering Hole in Perranporth reinforces defences ahead of storm on Monday

By WBJLock  |  Posted: February 28, 2014

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A BEACH-side bar left perched atop a sand mound after recent storms is bracing itself against more huge waves that are set to batter Cornwall on Monday.

Management at The Watering Hole in Perranporth have reinforced defences claiming the bad weather on Monday could be the “worse yet”.

The pub now sits on top of a wall of sand measuring around 15 feet when the beach was swept away during the storms.

Manager Tom Job said a combination of the north westerly strong gale force winds, waves of up to 22 feet and a 7.7 metre tide has forced the pub to bolster its defences.

He said: “There’s a big tide on Friday but no where near the swell forecast for Monday. We’re just battening down the hatches and getting ready.

“During all the recent storms, this is going to be the worse yet. It is that north westerly wind that will blow the swell right up to us.”

The Met Office in Exeter, a national forecast company, has said gale force winds are forecast for Monday but have yet to issue a severe weather warning.

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