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Cornwall hit by storms, downpours and hail as summer 2013 comes to a sudden end

By CMJoshBarrie  |  Posted: September 07, 2013

Cornwall has seen a surge of bad weather as summer 2013 comes to an abrupt end

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CORNWALL has been hit by thunder storms, rain and hail as summer 2013 leaves as quickly as it arrived.

The MET Office reported thunder and lightning in the county's south west last night, with 30mm of rain said to have fallen in just 12 hours in Mevagissey.

Bude and the north east is also noted to have seen some particularly stormy conditions.

Some of the other worst hit areas for downpours and harsher weather patterns were across Cornwall's middle, as Falmouth, Indian Queens, Newquay and St Austell saw persistent rain.

Yesterday it was reported that hail storms also swept through Falmouth, causing chaos on the roads with parts of the A30 submerged in surface water flooding throughout most of the day.

There were also reports of people being forced to leave a café in the town after knee-deep flood water surged into the building.

A yellow warning was issued by the MET Office in the build up to the weekend, which is in place until 12am tonight.

Today forecasters have said the bad weather is spreading both westerly and to the east with the Isles of Scilly now the worst hit as it encounters spats of thunder and lightning.

Lighter showers across the county are now expected, while Sunday is likely to see conditions worsen once more.

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