Published: Thu, October 11, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Met Office names intense low-pressure area - Storm Callum

Met Office names intense low-pressure area - Storm Callum

The strongest winds are likely in western Ireland, though north west parts of the United Kingdom can expect severe gales.

Winds will be strongest overnight and early on Friday in these areas, gusting between 90kph and 110kph.

The winds will ease over all of Ireland on Friday afternoon and by Friday evening for Scotland.

A Met Office spokesman said: "As Storm Callum passes to the northwest of the United Kingdom, a period of heavy rain will affect South Wales during Friday, with further spells of persistent and heavy rain at times during Saturday".

A Status yellow wind warning is in place for counties Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Limerick and Tipperary, from midnight on Thursday until Friday morning.

"We are going to get very high winds followed by a lot of rain and there could be some coastal surge". This warning is in place from 11pm on Thursday until 9am on Friday morning.

Yellow Met Office Weather Warnings for wind and rain are in force for Friday and Saturday.

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Coats on the south and west of the country are expected to be the worst affected by the storm, worth risks of heavy flooding and structural damage.

Meanwhile NRW said its emergency response teams were checking flood defences, clearing gullies and ditches and installing temporary defences.

The Met Office said that "leaves and twigs, brought down by the wind, could block drains and culverts, increasing the likelihood of flooding".

Pembrokeshire County Council is also warning residents to be aware of the potential for danger and disruption.

"The public are asked to be careful on all roads due to surface water flooding and in coastal areas, especially at high tide". Localised coastal/tidal flooding is probable on Friday along the south Wales coast and is also possible for west Wales, the Wye estuary, and some north-west and south-west coasts of England.

Due to the threat of coastal flooding, Arriva Trains Wales and Network Rail are closing the Swansea to Carmarthen line from 07:00 BST to 11:00 and after 19:00.

Keep an eye on the rainfall live, using Netweather Radar.

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