Storm Callum is on its way

Storm Callum is on its way

Storm Callum is on its way

The Met office have issued a yellow weather warning as Storm Callum brings a spell of heavy and persistent rain for tomorrow.

An amber warning for heavy rain has been issued for most of south Wales on Friday, as Storm Callum approaches.

The remainder of the country is covered by a Status Yellow Wind Warning.

The Met Office said there will be strong winds and rainfall up to 10cm, leading to possible flooding and hard driving conditions.

A Status Orange weather warning will come into effect for 13 counties tonight.

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

Severe coastal flooding is also likely along Atlantic coastal counties, with the cities of Cork and Galway particularly at risk during tomorrow mornings spring high tides.

On Saturday, areas over high ground could see a further 50 to 80mm of rain. "You can check our website or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 for any flood warnings that may be in place and keep an eye on weather reports and local news for details of any disruption in your area".

Winds of 50mph will batter Northern Ireland, southwest England and west Wales during Thursday night, spreading to Scotland by Friday morning.

Train services between Swansea and Carmarthen are being suspended during parts of Friday because of Storm Callum.

"The public are asked to be careful on all roads due to surface water flooding and in coastal areas, especially at high tide".

"And for Wales and south-Wales in particular even more rainfall".

The county council is urging motorists to avoid all coastal roads, and to only make essential journeys.

"Although the winds will be strongest at the coast they will also be strong inland too, with gusts expected of up 100 km and hour".

Heavy slow-moving rain is expected to affect Cumbria and parts of North West England and Wales.

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