Flooding expected tonight in Cornwall

Written by Annissa Warsame |


Last night, the Environment Agency released a couple of warnings- and fourteen flood alerts- regarding possible flooding in the South West region.


Picture of flooding in a Cornish town taken a few years ago


For Cornwall the flooding is restricted primarily to the South Cornish coast; “from Lands End to Lizard Point” but it excludes Mounts Bay. The towns most at risk are: Mousehole, Praa Sands and Porthleven Sea.


The warning details how from 7pm today:


“Large waves and strong winds are expected… and may cause flooding to the edges of quays and low lying car parks.”


Adding that, flooding is still possible over the high tides on Friday morning and evening and “times of high water will vary along the coast.”


With the “worst conditions are expected to occur over both high tides on Friday.”


The flooding forecast does not seem to concern Falmouth, Penryn or Truro, where the universities campuses are based.


But if you are near the coast take care and most importantly do not to drive into the areas afflicted with flooding.


To sign up for free instant flood warnings and updates, follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/sign-up-for-flood-warnings