LOUTH WEATHER: Storm Callum has 'potential to cause damage'

Minnie Murray
October 13, 2018

Around 950 homes in south West England and almost 100 in south Wales have also lost electricity.

Met Eireann announced that weather warnings for the west and northwest coast would remain in place today until 5pm.

Hundreds of homes are without power after winds of up to 76mph battered Western parts of the United Kingdom last night.

Clare's Chief Fire Officer, Adrian Kelly says the adverse weather is likely to impact driving conditions tomorrow morning. Some flights were cancelled at Cardiff and Exeter Airports on Friday morning.

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Met Éireann has issued an updated Status Orange wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Sligo until 16:00 on Friday.

It extended the yellow warning across the north east of England at about 10am on Friday.

Wales has been put on yellow and amber warnings, braced for between 5cm and 15cm of rain. That in itself is likely to bring disruption to roads and there is likely to be some bridge closures and power outages.

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".

And while Windsor, the scene of Friday's royal wedding, looks set to escape the worst of the storm, those charged with carrying any train on Princess Eugenie's dress may have a challenge on their hands, Ms Kent added.

"Some further severe gusts are yet expected, with the the severe ORANGE warning still in operation for west and northwest coastal counties".

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