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More severe weather warnings issued for Cornwall

By DaveCDM  |  Posted: February 03, 2014

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YET more severe weather warnings have been issued for Cornwall for the next two days.

Another storm is heading for the UK, and is expected to bring up to 40mm of rain and winds gusting up to 80mph.

Forecasters are warning of flooding from the rain, coastal flooding due to high tides and storm surges, and damage from the strong winds, especially fallen trees.

The warning is in place for a period from 6pm on Tuesday to 11pm on Wednesday.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: "Heavy rain and very strong winds will move northwards across the UK from Tuesday evening onwards through much of Wednesday.

"This could bring widespread rainfall accumulations of 20-30 mm across many southern and some central parts of England and Wales as well as eastern parts of Northern Ireland, with in excess of 40 mm in some spots.

"Accompanying this, very strong winds are likely with gusts of 60-70 mph likely, mainly along exposed coasts, and perhaps even 80 mph along some coastlines in the southwest.

"The public should be aware of the risk of disruption from flooding given the rain falling onto saturated ground.

"Strong winds may cause some damage, with disruption due to fallen trees particularly likely. With large waves and high tides, there is a further risk of flooding in some coastal areas."

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