Published: Sun, October 14, 2018
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Met Office updates yellow weather warning as Storm Callum approaches

Met Office updates yellow weather warning as Storm Callum approaches

A yellow warning covers much of the rest of Wales, parts of Scotland, Northern and South West England - where power cuts and travel delays are expected. Passengers flying to or from affected airports have been told to check with their flight status with their airline, but that they will still need to check-in. Hundreds of homes and businesses are also without power, and 20,000 properties were without power in Ireland.

Natural Resources Wales is warning people to be alert for more flooding as the heavy rain could see rivers continuing to rise on Saturday.

The A5114 Glanhwfa Road at Llangefni, A4215 at Defynnog in Powys and A4059 in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, were also shut on Friday.

Ferry services between Wales and Northern Ireland and Dublin have been suspended.

The Met Office has warned heavy rainfall moving in from the South West issued a 36-hour amber warning for Wales.

"There is also a risk that the high winds associated with Storm Callum, combined with high tides, may lead to some coastal impacts due to large waves". Winds mostly moderate southeasterly tonight but remain fresh to strong in some coastal areas.

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A status-orange weather warning is issued by Met Éireann for wind speeds that have the capacity to produce risky and stormy conditions that may constitute a risk to life and property.

Despite there being no weather warning now in place for Wrexham on Saturday, further heavy rainfall is expected to hit the area throughout most the day.

Strong winds could potentially bring down leaves and branches, increasing the likelihood of flooding due to blocked drains or culverts.

The forecaster says Friday will see Storm Callum causing further severe and locally damaging wind gusts to parts of the northwest today but winds will gradually moderate elsewhere.

The rain will continue from today into Saturday with over 100mm expected in places.

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