West Cornwall escapes the full wrath of Jude
OVERALL West Cornwall escaped serious harm from the heralded St Jude's storm on Sunday night and Monday morning.
There were incidents of minor flooding and some property was damaged but in general people were able to get on with their everyday business.
An officer from Penzance fire station went to an address in Cockwells on Sunday night to assess flood damage but no further action was taken as he didn't feel the services of a fire crew were necessary.
A roof blew off a private property in Penzance and the wind managed to get in behind the blind awning of the shopfront of the Tam O'Shanter clothing shop on Penzance's Causewayhead.
Buy one get one free on main course and specials excludes fillet steaks and beef wellingtons
Must book to qualify and present voucher on arrival 01209860332
Contact: 01209 700617
Valid until: Wednesday, December 11 2013
The awning swung out, smashing both the shopfront window and the window of the flat above the shop and prompted shop owner Chris York to write a tongue-in-cheek piece of graffiti on the boarded-up window: "Hey Jude. You ain't no saint" – which he said is provoking a few chuckles.
Mr York said: "I thought it was interesting, bearing in mind St Jude is the patron saint of lost causes and the impossible, that when I rang the blind company to explain how the awning had got loose and smashed the windows they said, 'That's impossible'."
As our pictures show, the sea conditions accompanying the storm did give intrepid surfers a chance to test themselves against challenging waves and provided local photographers with some spectacular shots.
On Monday afternoon, several dozen surfers were out enjoying solid 4 to 5ft conditions at the rarely rideable Three Tunnels surf spot, just east of Penzance railway station.
Today (Thursday) is expected to be the quietest day of the week with regards to weather but forecasters are predicting more stormy weather.
A deepening area of low pressure is expected to sweep in from the Atlantic tomorrow, bringing with it heavy rain, heavy seas and more severe winds on Saturday. Forecasters do not believe conditions will be as severe as last weekend.