Storm Callum: More chaos as heavy rain and 50mph winds batter Britain

Ruben Ruiz
October 14, 2018

The strongest winds will be today, one bout this morning and another later this afternoon.

'However the north and west will still be quite windy, with gusts of 45-50mph expected, bringing in further spells of heavy rain'.

Rail services were plagued by delays, with severe weather affecting services between Preston and Scotland, across the whole of Wales, and in South West England.

Parts of southern Scotland are set for more dismal weather throughout the rest of today and tomorrow, with persistent heavy rain forecast.

In Galway city, coastal routes along the harbour are closed as a precaution ahead of high tide at around 7.45am.

Other regions of the United Kingdom were expected to remain largely dry, but strong winds were forecast.

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There are now 28 flood warnings in place across south Wales with a further 39 flood alerts - and this could rise.

There are no reported power outages across the county - as well as no major obstructions or debris reported across the road network.

Met Éireann also shared this footage taken by Ireland's Marine Institute, which is only a few meters away from their weather station in Ballymullet. "That's quite a substantial amount of rain to come and could bring flooding".

The Met Office issued an amber warning across much of south Wales, advising residents to expect torrential rain and widespread disruption to travel from Friday morning until Saturday evening.

Whitchurch in Pembrokeshire saw 15mm of rain fall in a matter of hours on Friday morning as Michael moved in. The high winds, combined with heavy rain, could see leaves and twigs blocking drains, making flooding more likely, Mr Burkhill said.

The south-east is expected to be blustery but stay "quite dry", with temperatures possibly reaching up to 24C (75F).

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