Aer Lingus cancel a number of flights due to Storm Callum

Pauline Gross
October 12, 2018

It comes on top of a yellow Met Office warning for high winds and heavy rain across most of the country.

The National Emergency Co-ordination Group is due to meet at around 9am to assess the situation, while the Department of Education has said schools and all education centres can remain closed if there are concerns about child safety. "You can check our website or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 for any flood warnings that may be in place and keep an eye on weather reports and local news for details of any disruption in your area".

Storm Callum came and, as of Friday afternoon/evening, will have left without too much bother.

Windsor, the scene of Friday's royal wedding, was expected to escape the worst of the storm.

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.

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The main impacts for the United Kingdom will be from heavy rain across some western areas on Friday and Saturday, with yellow Met Office weather warnings for wind and rain now in place for Friday and Saturday. "Road users should also be aware of the risk of their vehicles aquaplaning on standing water".

Forecasters have warned the storm could cause a "risk to life and property".

Temperatures will begin to plummet on Sunday, as rain clears to the east for a mostly clear but cool afternoon, with some areas even experiencing a 10 degree drop in temperatures.

"Preparations are well underway to ensure we have engineers and equipment and customer care teams on hand to respond to faults should they come in". They also warn of potential power cuts, possible delays or cancellations to train and bus services.

'We are also starting to see the rain push in to parts of south-west England and part of the Republic of Ireland, ' Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkhill said.

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