Yellow weather warning as torrential rain is set to hit Cornwall
A YELLOW weather warning has been issued by the Met Office for the South West today as more than an inch of rain is predicted to fall in some parts of the county in 3 hours.
Heavy thundery showers and persistent rain throughout the day could lead to localised flooding in some areas.
The yellow warning, which indicates that the public should be aware of the risk of severe weather, is likely to remain in place until 8am tomorrow morning.
Residents in areas which are prone to flooding are being advised to check they have a supply of sandbags.
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The Met Office are asking people to keep up to date with the latest weather forecasts and expect some minor delays due to slower traffic.
Cornwall Council said they are on standby to deal with any problems.
Anyone who is unsure if their property is at risk of flooding can check on the environment agency website or call the floodline on 0845 988 1188.