Studying waves to predict future storm impact

Researchers from Plymouth University have been taking advantage of the bad weather.

They're carrying out a study looking at the effects storms have on our coasts. This weekend they're at Loe Bar beach in Cornwall.

Dr Tim Poate says by measuring how far waves come onto our beaches, they can predict the impact storms will have on coastal communities:

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South West battered by more storms

The South West has been hit by more storms. There's been widespread disruption on the trains and damage to coastal areas.