Met Office updates yellow weather warning as Storm Callum approaches

Met Office updates yellow weather warning as Storm Callum approaches

Commuters faced delays across the country and 30,000 people are without power so far due to damaged power lines.

If officially named by Met Office and Met Eireann, Friday's storm will be the third of the season and be named Storm Callum.

There will be spells of heavy rainfall and high tides with the possibility of coastal flooding.

The airport's spokesman said the wind has died down this afternoon, but advice to passengers is to continue to check the status of their flight with their airline.

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

The Road Safety Authority have also urged drivers to exercise caution during the storm and have said that motorists should not attempt to drive through flooded areas.

"South Wales in particular is a cause for concern, with an amber warning in force", Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern warned.

Western Power Distribution said more than 950 homes had been left without electricity in south-west England and almost 100 were without power in south Wales.

Almost 2500 homes and businesses are now without power in the Derrybeg area with the restoration time there unknown at this point.

The forecasters "danger to life" yellow warning on Saturday is for rain that could results in flooding to homes and businesses, causing damage to some buildings.

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Friday's weather could impact travel plans during the morning commute, with Met office warning "road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible".

It comes into force from around 3am on Friday and lasts through until midnight.

The yellow weather warning is in place until 11.45pm on Saturday.

According to reports from the RTÉ, The National Emergency Co-ordination Group is due to meet at around 9am to assess the situation.

At the moment, it's looking like Callum's strongest winds will stay offshore. "Some roads and bridges may close".

Whitchurch in Pembrokeshire saw 15mm of rain fall in a matter of hours on Friday morning as Michael moved in.

One part of south Wales, the Brecon Beacons village of Libanus, recorded 182mm of rain in just 48 hours - way above the monthly total for the region of 169mm.

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

Windsor, the scene of Friday's royal wedding, looks set to escape the worst of the storm.

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