Thousands without power as Storm Callum sweeps in

12 October, 2018, 15:58 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Latest Storm Callum update from Met Éireann

Winds of 76mph on the Isles of Scilly were the highest recorded, while parts of Cornwall and Pembrokshire experienced 60mph gales.

A YELLOW weather warning has been issued for heavy rain for Friday October, 12.

Thousands of homes and businesses across the country are without power because of it.

Cardiff and Exeter airports also announced some flights had been cancelled because of the weather.

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The strongest winds are likely in western Ireland, although North Western parts of the United Kingdom can expect severe gales.

Friday's weather could impact travel plans during the morning commute, with Met office warning "road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible". That in itself is likely to bring disruption to roads and there is likely to be some bridge closures and power outages.

Sioned Warrell, Natural Resources Wales Duty Tactical Manager, said: "The rain could cause flooding, especially in south and west Wales, and we are urging people to prepare themselves".

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On Tuesday, heavy rain caused widespread floods and landslides in parts of Scotland.

There is a wind warning in place from 3am to midnight on Friday, which covers Northern Ireland and parts of Western Scotland and warns of gusts of 50 to 60 miles per hour in some places, with the potential for gusts of 70 miles per hour around exposed coasts and hills.

Whitchurch in Pembrokeshire saw 15mm of rain fall in a matter of hours on Friday morning as Michael moved in.

Rainfall totals could reach as high as 150mm over the Brecon Beacons, almost as high as the monthly average of 170mm for Wales.

Areas in the south and south west could see between 50 and 100mm of rain by the end of Friday, with as much as 120 to 160mm falling over high, south-facing ground.

Windsor, the scene of Friday's royal wedding, looks set to escape the worst of the storm.

The south-east is expected to be blustery but stay "quite dry", with temperatures possibly reaching up to 24C (75F).

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