Weather warning upgraded to amber as Storm Arwen looks set to batter Falmouth

By Joseph Macey

27th Nov 2021 | Local News

An amber weather warning has been issued for Falmouth and Penryn as Storm Arwen sweeps the UK.

A yellow weather warning was issued this week for Saturday but that has now been upgraded to an amber warning.

The amber alert is in place from midnight until 9am on Saturday morning (27th).

Storm Arwen is set to batter Cornwall and Isles of Scilly during Saturday. The Kernow Weather Team has advised to not "underestimate the strength of the winds".

Gusts seem likely to reach 50 to 60 mph widely, with 70 to 80 mph possible in coastal locations.

What to expect

  • Flying debris is likely and could lead to injuries or danger to life.
  • Probably damage to trees, temporary structures and buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs.
  • Longer journey times and cancellations likely, as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected.
  • Some roads and bridges likely to close.
  • There is a good chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Injuries and danger to life is likely from large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts, and properties.

The coastguard has also issued a warning, adding:

"There are lots of warnings around our coast from the Met Office for the next couple of days. Please take great care if you are going to look at the waves. 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."

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