Status Orange Weather Warning For Dublin And 12 Other Counties

Pauline Gross
October 11, 2018

Shropshire is on the edge of a yellow weather warning issued by the Met Office - and Mid Wales is right in the firing line.

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

There is also a yellow warning of heavy rainfall for the north of England and parts of Scotland on Saturday.

"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".

Image - Met Office impact matrix for Friday's wind warning.as event become more likely, could rise to an Amber warning.

Cllr John Campbell says areas of South Donegal which have been prone to flooding in the past owing to high tides could still be vulnerable.

Strong winds associated with Storm Callum, coinciding with high spring tides, will affect Ireland on Thursday night and Friday morning.

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While it appears only the north west will experience the most treacherous conditions of Storm Callum, motorists nationwide have been warned that driving conditions will significantly worsen in the next 48 hours.

The National Emergency Co-ordinationGroup is set to meet on Thursday afternoon to discuss preparations ahead of the storm.

Issued at 11:00am this morning, this warning will be valid from 11:00pm tomorrow night through to 9:00am on Friday morning.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has urged drivers to exercise extreme caution over the coming days.

"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".

On the A83 on Tuesday, road operators said debris had been caught in one of the recently-installed landslip mitigation fences across the bottom of the slope above the road, but the carriageway had to be checked before it could reopen.

Last month, Storm Ali battered the country, causing two deaths and widespread infrastructural damage.

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