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The Cornish Guide - Cornwall / Kernow

The Cornish Guide - Cornwall / Kernow

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Up to date Weather Forecasts for Cornwall

We feature up to date weather widgets for all the major locations in Cornwall; Bude, Newquay, St Ives, Sennen, Looe, Falmouth, Penzance, St Austell, Helston, Saltash and many more - 35 locations across Cornwall in fact! These up to date forecasts include temperature, conditions, windspeed, etc. Simply scroll down to your preferred location.


Surf Forecasts for the next 180hrs

Due to the topography of Cornwall, ie; a thin strip of land surrounded by ocean on either side, the weather can be somewhat changeable and therefore difficult to forecast. For example, it could be overcast and cloudy on the south coast, but at the same time there could be blazing sunshine along the north coast.


So why is this? Well, quite often a westerly wind coming off the ocean helps to push any cloud formations inland, often helping to create blue skies and sunshine along the length of the north coast and towns such as Newquay, etc.


In mid Cornwall, the Cornish Alps (ie; clay country my birds) are the first high points from the ocean and therefore at certain times cloud can concentrate here. This happens because cloud is pushed in from the west coast and then meets the wind coming off the southern coast in the opposite direction. The result? hangs over the Cornish Alps!


Thanks to these winds though, it also helps to create Cornwall's micro-climate. It is generally warmer than most of the UK, and as such has become a perfect location for agriculture and a wide variety of crops. In fact, the wind can help to keep Cornwall sunny, please surfers with wave swells and blow those cobwebs away with a walk along the coastpath!



There are still plenty of things to do in Cornwall, rain or shine, and we even have a page that lists all the indoor attractions in Cornwall.

About Cornwall's weather patterns & topography