Published: Fri, October 12, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Latest Storm Callum update from Met Éireann and ESB

Latest Storm Callum update from Met Éireann and ESB

Saturday also brings some very unsettled weather with a further rain warning of more rain for Cumbria.

The national emergency group includes Met Éireann, local authorities, the ESB, OPW and government.

The deluge poses a risk of communities being cut off by flooding.

David Costello captured this footage of Storm Callum not adhering to the speed limit while waves battered Strand Road, Sandymount, last night.

Chief Meteorologist Frank Saunders, said; "Strong winds at this time of year can increase the rate of leaf fall which can potentially block drains or culverts and, with the heavy rainfall expected over Friday and Saturday, could well heighten the potential for flooding".

Winds will continue into tomorrow morning.

Areas of high ground are expected to be most affected with the potential for a further 50-80 mm of rain quite widely.

THE Met Office has upgraded its severe weather warning for tomorrow with torrential rain and gale-force winds set to batter the Cardigan area.

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'We've got a wind warning which covers all the western side of the UK.

Pembrokeshire County Council is working with multi-agency partners to monitor the situation.

It is because the storm is likely to coincide with high tides around the south Wales coast.

NRW will issue flood alerts and warnings if rivers reach trigger levels, with teams monitoring river levels 24 hours a day.

"If you are travelling you should ensure you and your vehicle are adequately prepared for the conditions making sure you have sufficient fuel and supplies such as warm clothing, food and water in the event you are delayed for several hours".

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

While heavy rain is expected to continue into Saturday, the wind is now forecast to ease off by Friday evening.

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