Storm Callum to hit Pembrokeshire

Storm Callum to hit Pembrokeshire

Storm Callum to hit Pembrokeshire

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.

Official warnings will be issued in line with those forecasts, Ms Lowe added.

Met Éireann said strong winds associated with Storm Callum could reach speeds of between 110km/h and 130km/h.

Met Office chief forecaster Andy Page said: "A spell of windy weather is expected on Friday, which has the potential to cause some disruption".

Higher ground in the south and south west could see up to 100mm by the end of the day and the rain is expected to be accompanied by strong winds, gusting up to 60mph. Spray and flooding is also likely to lead to hard driving conditions and some road closures.

Severe coastal flooding is also likely along Atlantic coastal counties, with the cities of Cork and Galway particularly at risk during tomorrow mornings spring high tides.

"We could see rainfall totals building up quite a lot, 40mm-50mm (1.6in-2in) over higher ground".

Storm Callum is now swirling off the southwest coast and will deepen rapidly over the course of the next 12 hours, according to Midland weather expert Cathal Nolan.

"High tides are also near their peak, heightening the risk of coastal impacts due to large waves".

Power cuts, travel disruption and hard driving conditions are also predicted, with yellow weather warnings for wind covering Northern Ireland and western parts of Wales, England and Scotland throughout Friday.

"For Tayside and Fife on Friday there are no warnings in force but the rain is going to continue across the area right into Saturday".

"Our teams are doing all they can to reduce the risk for communities, but if there is flooding we want to make sure people are doing all they can to keep themselves safe".

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

On Tuesday, heavy rain caused widespread floods and landslides in parts of Scotland.

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