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Flood and rain weather warning issued as heavy downpours expected
1:55pm Tuesday 1st October 2013 in News
The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for Cornwall as outbreaks of heavy, thundery rain hit.
The first warning is valid until 6pm today, with the public warned to be aware of "the potential for some localised flooding".
The Met Office says that an area of heavy, thundery rain will affect SW England today, with the heaviest outbreaks likely to affect south Cornwall and perhaps south Devon. Up to 30mm could fall in three hours, whilst 10-15mm could fall locally in one hour.
Adding, however due to the convective nature of the rainfall, some places in the yellow area will see relatively little.
A warning is also in place for Thursday, from 00.05am to 23.59pm as outbreaks of heavy, thundery, rain spread from the south, again seeing the potential for some "locally torrential downpours in places", with the potential for some localised flooding
The spokesman added: "An area of heavy, thundery rain will affect much of England and Wales during Thursday, with the heaviest outbreaks most likely over southern parts of England and Wales through the middle of the day. Expect 15-20 mm quite widely during the day with 30-50 mm in places and potential for 20 mm or more locally in one hour. However, due to the convective nature of the heaviest rainfall, many places in the yellow area will see relatively small totals.
This warning will be updated during Wednesday morning.
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