Torrential rain and strong wind warning for Christmas Eve in Cornwall but chance of snow on Christmas Day
HEAVY rain, floods and 60mph winds are expected to batter Cornwall on Christmas Eve, but Christmas Day is in with a chance of snow, according to the Met Office.
The Exeter-based weather office have issued weather warnings for Monday and Christmas Eve.
Those travelling to and from Cornwall on Monday and Christmas Eve could face widespread travel disruption.
But the heavy rain and gusts are expected to clear on Christmas Day with sunshine and light showers predicted.
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And there is still a glimmer of hope for those expecting snow on Christmas Day after a spokesman confirmed a sprinkling is a “real possibility” in higher altitudes such as Bodmin Moor.
A spokesman said: “There is potential for widespread gales with gusts of 70 mph for much of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, southern and northwest England. Gusts of 80-90 mph are possible, with the greatest likelihood of these values across west Scotland.
“Cornwall could face up to 60mph winds.
“The public should be aware of the potential for significant disruption to travel due to the very strong winds and also the risk of some flooding issues thanks to the heavy rain.
“On Christmas Eve, the rain will fall on already saturated ground. We want people to be aware of, what could be, dangerous driving conditions and just be prepared.”
The wind warning has been issued from Monday Decemer 23 at 6.00am until midnight on Christmas Eve.
And the warning of heavy rain will be in place from Monday December 23 at 6.00am until midday on Christmas Eve.
The warning has also been put in place for tonight (Friday December 20) and Saturday.