It's a case of batten down the hatches this Bank Holiday Monday as the Met Office issues its first weather warning for Cornwall in weeks.

The Met Office says a spell of disruptive winds is likely from Monday afternoon until Tuesday morning.

The warning issued today says a vigorous low pressure will bring winds of up to 60mph to Cornwall and the south west which will be accompanied by heavy rain at times.

The Met Office warning for the south west says: "A vigorous area of low pressure is likely to cross Northern England on Monday.

Strong winds are expected to the south of the low centre with gusts widely 40 to 50 mph, but perhaps as high as 60 mph around some coasts and hills of England and South Wales. The winds should gradually ease through Tuesday morning. The strong winds will be accompanied by some heavy rain at times."

What to expect with a yellow warning:

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
  • Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Damage to outdoor temporary structures possible, with some tree branches down too

It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves.

April 2021 had the lowest average minimum temperatures for April in the UK since 1922, as air frost and clear conditions combined for a frost-laden, chilly month, despite long hours of sunshine.