A flood warning has been issued by Environment Agency from tomorrow from Lizard Point to Gribbin and including The Helford and Fal rivers.

There are warnings that the A39 at Perranarworthal will probably flood cutting off the main road between Falmouth and Truro.

Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Penryn, Flushing, Mylor, Calenick, Tresillian, St Mawes, Ruan Lanihorne, Portscatho, Portloe, Portholland, Mevagissey and Par may also be affected.

Flooding is expected over the morning high tides on Saturday, February 10, Monday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 13.  High water at Newlyn is at 04:49 on Saturday morning. Times of high water will vary along the coast.

The flood warning says: “A significant tidal surge is expected due to low pressure, and will be accompanied by Force 6 southerly winds and wave heights up to 3.6m on Saturday morning.

"This could result in dangerous conditions on the coast with overtopping of low-lying land and quaysides expected and property flooding possible within 1-2 hours either side of high tide. Expect tides to be around 500mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions.

“Locations particularly at risk include low lying areas along the tidal rivers Helford and Fal, including the A39 at Perranarworthal, and exposed coastal locations including Portmellon seafront, Mevagissey Harbour area, and Portholland.”

The Environment Agency is warning people not to drive through flood water or waves. The tidal gates at Flushing have been closed.

“We are monitoring the situation and will issue daily updates if the situation changes,” says the agency.

Flood forecast across the country for the next five days Local inland flooding is possible across parts of England today (Friday), with river flooding possibly continuing widely through Sunday.

Local river flooding on slower-responding rivers, particularly in the Midlands, is expected to continue until Tuesday.


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Land, roads and some properties will flood and there will be travel disruption.

Local tidal/coastal flooding is probable on the River Wye from Sunday to Tuesday and possible along the North West and South West of England coasts from Sunday to Tuesday.

Local tidal/coastal flooding is also possible but not expected along parts of the North East, Yorkshire and Humber, and South of England coasts on Friday through to Sunday.

Land, roads and some properties may flood and there may be travel disruption.