Met Office issues Yellow Weather Warning for high winds for the weekend (Aug 19/20/21)

Yes, I know it is meant to be summer, but the Met Office forecasts strong winds and heavy rain due to affect Cornwall over the coming days, Cornwall Council is warning residents and visitors to be prepared and take precautions where necessary after the recent dry spell.

The latest information from the MET Office and the Environment Agency is for rain on Friday, winds gusting up to 55 to affect Cornwall on Saturday with further strong winds and heavy rain expected on Sunday. This could lead to some fallen trees.

As it is the holiday period, many people are camping and therefore damage to temporary structures such as tents, marquees and caravans are at a particular risk 

As a result the Met office has issued a Yellow Weather warning for high winds and the public are advised to look out for any changes to Environment Agency Flood Warnings over the coming weekend.

Officers from Cornwall Council’s  Environment, Fire and Rescue and Emergency Management services and CORMAC teams will be monitoring the situation closely and are on standby to deal with any problems.

Agencies are asking people living in areas which are prone to flooding to make sure they take the necessary precautions. They are also advising people to take care when driving, particularly those driving high sided vehicles or towing caravans as the roads will inevitably be busy.

The advice is to put away any garden furniture and ensure that tents, bouncy castles, gazebos or marquees are secure. People organising community events over the weekend are advised to undertake their own risk assessment.

Members of the public are also being asked to take care when walking along the coast path or along piers and promenades, and by cliff edges during the strong winds, with surfers and small boat owners advised to check advice from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency on whether to go into the water.

Be safe out there people…


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