STORM CALLUM: Met Eireann extend five weather warnings

Hannah Rogers
October 12, 2018

The Met Office said that "leaves and twigs, brought down by the wind, could block drains and culverts, increasing the likelihood of flooding".

Weather warnings have been put in place from 6am on Friday across western parts of the United Kingdom, as torrential rains and heavy winds are set to strike the country.

Meteorologist with Met Eireann Joanna Donnelly says all coastal counties will be impacted.

Storm Callum will brings winds of up to 85mph, battering coastal towns with huge waves and risk of floods.

Met Éireann has warned that strong winds associated with Storm Callum could reach speeds of between 110 and 130km/h.

The charts reveal a deep low-pressure system over Ireland on Tuesday and Wednesday next with another intense storm front appearing to follow on across the Atlantic from North America.

There are two rain warnings from the Met office, one for Friday for Wales, also Cumbria into southern Scotland.

The warning for those counties is in place from Friday 12 October 2018 00:01 to Friday 12 October 2018 09:00.

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Storm Callum will end Britain's mid-week heatwave, which will see millions of Britons bake in another Indian summer.

Arriva Trains Wales is planning to shut the line between 7am and 11am on Friday morning and in the evening.

The rain is set to continue all day on Saturday, affecting the same areas.

NRW has also advised people to take extra care will driving, to avoid walking or driving through any flood water, and to avoid fast flowing rivers and streams.

Much of the United Kingdom will experience some heavy rain on Friday, with further spells at times during Saturday, as Storm Callum passes to the northwest of the UK.

With the storm set to move north during Friday and Saturday, electricity distributor SP Energy Networks has issued advice in case of power cuts in North Wales. There is the potential for flooding in these areas.

"Both Friday and Saturday will be wet and windy days for Shropshire, with bursts of heavy rain at times".

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