Thousands without power this morning as Storm Callum hits Ireland overnight

Thousands without power this morning as Storm Callum hits Ireland overnight

The amber warning remains in place until 6pm on Saturday, while the broader yellow rain and wind warnings that include parts of north-west and south-west England, western Scotland and Northern Ireland will remain in place until midnight on Friday.

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.

The Met Office has warned that homes and offices are likely to be flooded, with fast flowing or deep floodwater which could cause a danger to life.

Saturday also brings some very unsettled weather with a further rain warning of more rain for Cumbria.

In Northern Ireland, the Met Office has warned that "it's likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves". Further strong winds may bring down leaves and branches, increasing the likelihood of flooding due to blocked drains or culverts.

The Road Safety watchdog advises road users to check local weather and traffic conditions and be aware of the conditions before setting out on a trip.

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Winds of up to 60 miles per hour are expected to hit the area, which combined with high tides could lead to some coastal impact due to large waves.

If officially named by Met Office and Met Eireann, Friday's storm will be the third of the season and be named Storm Callum.

Natural Resources Wales' (NRW) have said they are sending out their emergency response teams to prepare for the storm, checking that flood defences are in good working order, clearing gulleys and ditches, and installing temporary defences.

'We also have yellow and amber warnings of between 50mm and 150mm of rain for Wales.

Rain will then hit Edinburgh on Friday afternoon, becoming increasingly heavier into the evening.

Winds of up to 60 miles per hour are also expected to hit Pembrokeshire, which combined with high tides could lead to some coastal impact due to large waves.

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