Storm Barra could bring large waves along the Cornwall coast

The coastguard has warned people not take any risks wave watching as Storm Barra is expected to batter the Cornish coast tomorrow

Met Office has issued a new warning that Storm Barra will bring very windy conditions to Cornwall tomorrow with severe coastal gales.

Storm Barra was named yesterday and is the second named storm of the season. It is being caused by a deep area of low-pressure moving in from the Atlantic

It will lead to windy conditions over western UK early on Tuesday morning which will soon spread eastwards across the warning area bringing severe gales to coastal areas, for a time before starting to ease during Tuesday evening.

South to southeast winds will gust to 60-70 mph at times across exposed coastal areas nationally, and up to 60 mph in Cornwall. 

The winds, large coastal waves and high tides may lead to some coastal impacts. In addition to wind, showers and longer spells of rain will make for unpleasant and difficult travel conditions.

It is a deep area of low pressure, moving in from the Atlantic on Tuesday bringing strong winds and pelting rain. 

 

The weather warning for wind could result in large waves on the Cornish coastline.

The weather warning for wind could result in large waves on the Cornish coastline.

 

The Coastguard for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has warned people not to take any risks tomorrow.

“Please take great care if you are going to look at the waves,” they say. “Think about other peoples safety as well as your own.

“No photo is worth your life, it only takes 15cm of water to scat you off your feet.

“Keep back from cliff edges, piers, harbour walls and other exposed areas if it’s choppy.”

Frank Saunders Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office said: “Strong winds arriving across the west through Tuesday morning, will spread inland and reach eastern areas through the afternoon and early evening. Gusts of 45-50 mph are expected widely, with 60-70 mph in exposed coastal locations. The strongest winds will ease across inland areas into the overnight period.”

The Met Office says that there is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties

There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage

There is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close.

There is a small chance of longer journey times or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected

There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs

There is a small chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris

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