This year's Truro City of Lights parade has been postponed until after Christmas over fears of "weather related incidents."

The popular annual parade, which sees it up lanterns paraded through the city streets, was due to have taken place this Wednesday evening.

However, with high winds and heavy rain forecast, the Truro City of Lights Board has announced this lunchtime that it has decided to postpone the event until January.

The date and details of the rescheduled parade will be announced in due course.

A board spokesperson said: "High winds and heavy rain mean that the large lanterns cannot be paraded and there would be an increased risk to the small lanterns. This kind of weather also presents a risk to the general public attending and we are keen to avoid any weather-related incidents."

Truro's Christmas lights will be turned on at 6.45pm in Victoria Square on November 29, at the start of the reindeer parade.

"We are hugely grateful for all the support for City of Lights from our sponsors, volunteers, schools, businesses, partners, artists and bands and everyone who contributes to making this extraordinary event. We look forward to all coming together again in January," added the parade board spokesperson.