(Not So) Severe Weather for Truro and Cornwall
By chris_wasey | Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 20:08
Truro and Cornwall awoke this morning so overcast skies and a warning from the Met Office – severe weather is headed your way. Aside from some monumental (but startlingly brief) showers, the reality was much more mundane.
Not much rain in Truro today
Specifically, there were suggestions that many parts of the county prepare themselves for potential flooding, and given the recent incidents in St Blazey, Lostwithiel and Mevagissey, it seemed reasonable to heed the warnings.
In terms of figures, it seemed possible that as much as 30cm of rain could fall in certain areas as clouds move east across the county.
Although we cannot claim to have travelled the length and breadth of the Cornwall during the day, from where we were sitting the weather seemed no more extreme than normal.
It is hardly surprising that most people pay little heed to Met Office ‘Severe Weather Warnings’, given that they rarely pan out. Save for some drizzle or two stop/start showers around mid morning and 2pm, Truro seemed to actually have rather nice weather – a bright Winter sunshine and light wind.
Our friends in Helston (a location specified as ‘at risk’) had a similar experience:
Helstonpeople – “@truropeople same here, crazy sideways rain then sunshine!”
However, a Tweet from Paul Turner suggests that there may still be some rain to come:
paulturner66 - "@truropeople Storms brewing in the past hour or so, near Chacewater. Lots of wind and rain."
Have your say.
How much stock do you put in Met Office warnings? What kind of weather did you encounter today and did you make any kind of preparation based on the warning?
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