bathing has been banned on Fistral Beach in Newquay because of dangerous stretches of reef exposed by the winter storms.
The ban will be at high tide, and last for four hours. There are fears it could be in place into the summer when the beach is packed with tourists and holidaymakers.
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Yellow warning for strong winds until Monday morning in the South West. Blustery showers. Mild temperatures.
Showers, perhaps heavy and thundery will continue overnight, with gales widespread later on. Sunny spells and just the odd patchy shower.
Hundreds of people across the South West have been dressing up in Santa or Elf costumes today to raise money for charities.