Emergency Teams Meet To Prepare For Storm Callum

Met Eireann issues status yellow warning with 'wet and very windy' weather expected

Tayside and Fife could avoid the worst of Storm Callum, which is predicted to batter much of Scotland with 80mph wind and torrential rain in the coming days.

"Though the winds will ease down by late morning/forenoon, a sting in the tail will follow, with a deterioration likely again later, as the trailing waving weather front potentially feeds up further pulses of heavy rain from the south, with the possibility of a further core of severe southerly gusts for south, southeast and east coasts towards evening".

The third storm of the 18/19 season is set to bring heavy downpours and strong gales to the country, with yellow weather warnings now in place in some areas.

The Met Office warned homes and businesses could be subjected to flooding, while there's a chance of power cuts and loss of services.

"The first swathe of storm force winds will reach southern coastal counties between 23:00 tonight and 01:00 on Friday morning", said Mr Nolan.

A number of road and carpark closures have also been announced for the city from 8pm stretching from Lough Atalia Road to Salthill. Wind speeds will be higher in some coastal areas and on high ground.

A Status orange wind warning is in place for counties Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Clare from Thursday afternoon until Friday evening at 5pm.




The Met Office said both Friday and Saturday are expected to be wet and windy days as Storm Callum moves in from the Atlantic.

The Indian summer is finally petering out as Storm Callum threatens to bring strong winds and the possibility of flooding to parts of the United Kingdom tomorrow.

The yellow warning has been issued for strong gusts of wind up to 60mph - and up to 70mph in exposed and hilly areas - which would be coupled with very heavy rain.

"We are urging people to take the necessary precautions", Ms Lowe said.

"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". There is a high risk of flooding and damage in coastal areas.

The new weather system arriving from the Atlantic is set to batter the United Kingdom with gale force winds and 36 hours of heavy rain. There will also be spells of heavy and persistent rain bringing the risk of localised flooding for Wales, NW and SW England, Northern Ireland and again to western Scotland.

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