More than 700 homes in the bottom half of Cornwall are without power this afternoon as a result of Storm Dennis bringing strong winds.

The area with the most amount of families affected is the Pendeen area of West Cornwall, where 531 properties are in darkness.

There are also 56 homes in Penryn without electricity, as well as 31 in Madron near Penzance.

Western Power Distribution said it hoped to restore connection to all three areas by 6pm.

In Carnon Downs five homes are in a similar situation, but have less time to wait, with power expected to return by 4.30pm.

Those with the longest to wait so far are the 81 houses in Camborne, which are likely to remain without power until 7pm.

However, in Porthleven, where power lines have been blown down in Loe Bar Road, 19 homes are facing an uncertain wait.

Western Power has not given a predicted time of when their connection will be restored, simply saying the company will give an update “as soon as possible.”

At the moment, a total of 723 home are affected by the blackouts in this part of Cornwall.

UPDATE 9PM: Many of the earlier issues have been resolved but replaced with new outages.

On the Lizard Peninsula 156 homes near Manaccan are without power in what is described as a "high voltage incident", affecting a larger number of people. Western Power hopes they will be switched back on by 10pm.

There are also a high number of homes affected in Camborne, where 149 homes are in darkness in two separate incidents.

And in the Helston area 49 properties have lost power, which is estimated will be restored by 9.30pm.

Western Power has also now given a time frame for when it hopes to have restored electricity to 20 homes in Porthleven following power lines being blown down in Loe Bar Road earlier. An estimate of 11pm has been given.