Storm Callum passes with relatively little impact

Storm Callum is expected to smash into Britain during Friday when a band of heavy rain and wind will pass over the country

As the storm continued to move eastward, the UK Met Office issued an amber rain weather warning in areas of southern Wales, with 40-80 mm of rain expected and a yellow status warning for southern England as the UK braces for the storm to hit.

Meath is set to take a battering by strong winds and rain as Storm Callum makes its way across the country tonight.

Winds of more than 70mph have buffeted the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the west coast of Britain along with torrential rain.

Yellow warnings for rain and wind have also been issued across much of the west coast of the United Kingdom, from northern Scotland to Land's End in Cornwall.

On Saturday, areas over high ground could see a further 50 to 80mm of rain.

A storm that's been dubbed "Callum" will pass to northwest of the United Kingdom on Friday, bringing winds of up to 70mph and a prolonged downpour that will create hazardous conditions across the country.

He warned that gusts of up to 40 or 50 miles per hour will be felt across western parts of Scotland, Wales, and western England throughout the day, with stronger gusts of 60 miles per hour possible along the Irish Sea coast.




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.

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

A yellow weather warning is in place tomorrow across large parts of north west and west Wales, with further heavy and persistent rainfall forecast.

Train cancellations will affect those travelling the Shrewsbury to Aberyswyth line through Mid Wales all weekend.

If flooding does occur there is a chance that trains or bus services could be cancelled.

There will be rain as well later in the night and combined with the stormy winds and high tides, coastal flooding is likely.

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