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Storm Callum How will bad weather affect the UK

While on Saturday there is a "danger to life" alert over potential flooding due to rain covering Lothian and Borders and Dumfries and Galloway.

Rail replacement coaches have been put on for passengers who have been affected but customers are being advised to avoid travelling today if possible.

As part of the preparations, flood prevention measures were taken in a number of coastal areas.

Arriva Trains Wales and Great Western Railway have cancelled trains across Wales.

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

638 homes were without power on Friday as Electricity North West dealt with four power cuts across Cumbria, of which 549 were near Penrith.

ESB's Senior Press Officer Paul Hand said thousands of homes and businesses are without power due to damage to power lines.

Flood warnings remained throughout Wales.




Friday's windy and rainy weather is set to continue this weekend. That in itself is likely to bring disruption to roads and there is likely to be some bridge closures and power outages.

Flood alerts and flood warnings are updated on the Natural Resources Wales website every 15 minutes and are available to view at www.naturalresources.wales/flooding or by calling 0345 988 1188.

Meteorologist Simon Partridge says the rain will come in from the south-west and make its way east, bringing a "reversal of fortunes" in terms of weather conditions.

Met √Čireann said the strong winds will continue for the morning, with the Status Orange warnings for Storm Callum remaining in place until 5pm for northwestern coastal areas.

Rainfall totals could reach as high as 150mm over the Brecon Beacons, almost as high as the monthly average of 170mm for Wales.

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

'The clouds and patchy rain will remain over the south-east corner of the United Kingdom until the early hours of Tuesday with a drier, cooler outlook expected for the week, ' he added.

But experts are warning Tuesday in the North will see high winds and a return of stormy conditions.

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