Mammoth waves hit Cornish coastline after weather warning

After strong winds battered much of Cornwall in the morning, a low pressure sent huge waves crashing into the coastline

Following strong winds that battered Cornwall last night, bringing down trees and causing power cuts, huge waves crashed into the coast of Cornwall at high tide this afternoon.

A yellow weather warning for wind was issued by the Met Office for the South West, coming into effect at 9pm on Wednesday, March 10, and due to be in place until 3pm on Thursday, March 11.

Ahead of the warning, a spokesperson for the weather service wrote: “Strong winds are set to hit Devon and Cornwall from tonight (Wednesday, March 10).

“Gale force winds, gusts of up to 60 or 70mph and heavy rain are forecast for the region.”

However, by mid-morning on Thursday, the Met Office lifted the yellow weather warning for wind, as it eased across Devon and Cornwall.

Despite the easing winds and occasional breaks of sunshine between the showers, a large swell brought waves crashing into the coastline at high tide in the afternoon.

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Cornwall Live