STORM Callum will bring heavy rain and strong winds to Cornwall tomorrow and Saturday.

The intense area of low pressure will produce the strongest winds in western Ireland, although North Western parts of the UK can expect severe gales.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind in Cornwall from 3am tomorrow until midnight.

Chief meteorologist Frank Saunders, said: “Strong winds at this time of year can increase the rate of leaf fall which can potentially block drains or culverts and, with the heavy rainfall expected over Friday and Saturday, could well heighten the potential for flooding.

"There is also a risk that the high winds associated with Storm Callum, combined with high tides, may lead to some coastal impacts due to large waves.”

XC Weather is predicting southerly gusts of more than 60mph, with the winds picking up in the early hours of Friday and remaining strong until Saturday afternoon.

Driving conditions could be atrocious during rush hour tomorrow with heavy rain also forecast. It also coincides with a high tide of 5.27m in Falmouth just before 8am.

The rain then eases for a time before a second pulse is due to arrive on Friday evening, which will continue into the early hours of Saturday.