Published: Thu, October 11, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Status Orange Weather Alert Issued For Clare

Status Orange Weather Alert Issued For Clare

"The rain is expected to be accompanied by strong winds, which when combined with high tides may lead to some coastal impacts due to large waves".

On Saturday, areas over high ground could see a further 50 to 80mm of rain.

Also issued by Met Eireann at 10:00am this morning, this warning will be in effect for the longer time of 10:00pm tomorrow night through to 12:00pm on Friday.

"Winds will be strongest overnight and early on Friday, gusting between 90 and 110 km/h at coasts".

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

The main impacts for the United Kingdom will be from heavy rain across some western areas on Friday and Saturday.

The Met Office is warning that there exists the potential for injuries and danger to life, the possibility of damage to buildings and disruption to travel.

As high seas are predicted, the public are advised to stay away from coastal areas during this period.

Control of a vehicle may be affected by strong cross winds.

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"High winds can be particularly unsafe as vulnerable road users can be blown off course and into the path of oncoming traffic meaning motorists must slow down in general and also allow extra distance when overtaking cyclists or pedestrians".

Be aware of local conditions in your area; wind strengths can vary significantly from place to place (depending on direction and local topography).

Forecasters predict Storm Callum will bring over month's worth of rainfall, with a risk of storm surges along coastlines.

The winds will pick up and there'll be gales down many western coasts, with top gusts expected to reach 70mph in Western Scotland, the closest area to the centre of the low pressure.

There will be occasionally strong southeasterly winds, which will then ease.

The Council's Severe Weather Co-Ordination Group will continue to meet in order to assess the impact of the storm. With trees still in part leaf, there is a concern for felling as well.

A combination of winds up to 60 miles per hour and heavy rainfall are set to make driving conditions hazardous - including along the coast at times of high tides.

Be careful out there, folks.

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