The Met Office has upgraded its weather warning for Cornwall in the coming hours to amber alert, with a potential danger to life.

A yellow weather warning was issued earlier this week, with Storm Ciara expected to hit tonight.

This remains in place from midnight tonight, for both wind and rain, and stays in place for 24 hours.

Gusts could be 50-60mph inland and up to 70mph on the coast across the country, with up to 80mph gusts in some parts.

Forecasters have also upgraded the warning for wind to amber from 8am tomorrow, with the alert continuing throughout the day until 9pm.

The Met Office said: “Storm Ciara will bring a spell of very strong winds. Disruption to travel is likely during Sunday.

“Flying debris could lead to injuries or danger to life. Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs is expected.”

It also warns of longer journey times and cancellations, with the road, rail, air and ferry services all likely to be affected, and some roads and bridges may be closed.

There could also be power cuts with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

Wave watchers have been advised to stay at home, with the Met Office warning of injuries and danger to life from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

  • See live updates as Storm Ciara unfolds tomorrow on our Packet website live blog.