Published: Sat, October 13, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Dora Pope

Motorists urged to exercise extreme caution in Storm Callum aftermath

Motorists urged to exercise extreme caution in Storm Callum aftermath

Ireland's weather service Met Éireann issued a status orange warning last night, as winds of 110km/h caused Aer Lingus to cancel a number of flights due to depart this morning.

The A5114 Glanhwfa Road at Llangefni, A4215 at Defynnog in Powys and A4059 in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, were also shut on Friday.

"Accompanying high tides will be big waves and we could see coastal impacts from those and inland impacts from those strong winds as well".

Both Chirk Castle and Erddig Hall have also been closed throughout today due to the high winds.

Thousands of households were left without power and dozens of flights grounded yesterday as rain and winds of 77mph battered the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the west coast of Britain.

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Motorists were battling tricky driving conditions, and flooding and falling trees have seen major disruption across rail services in Wales, Devon, Cornwall and between the North West and Scotland.

Forecasters are warning of more of the same over the weekend, although some parts of England will escape the worst of the weather. "We've got a wind warning which covers all the western side of the UK". That in itself is likely to bring disruption to roads and there is likely to be some bridge closures and power outages.

A yellow warning for rain will continue for all of Saturday.

"The rainfall has been building up through Friday and it continues through Saturday".

The MET Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the area and says people can expect delays to their journeys. The South East is expected to be blustery but stay "quite dry", with temperatures possibly reaching up to 24C (75F).

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