Storm Callum: More rain set to bring further disruption

Lewis Collier
October 13, 2018

Met Éireann issued Status Orange weather warnings for 13 counties, with high winds coinciding with high tides yesterday evening.

Fallen trees have been reported in many parts of the country and numerous roads have been closed, with the Cobh to Fota road closed due to a mudslide.

"South Wales in particular is a cause for concern, with an amber warning in force", Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern warned.

"Despite the breezy conditions, temperatures could reach well above average into the mid-20s". The Met Office has warned that heavy rain is likely to cause flash floods and could present a risk to life.

Rainfall totals could reach as high as 150mm over the Brecon Beacons, almost as high as the monthly average of 170mm for Wales. ESB Networks announced that 30,000 homes were left without power.

Forecasters are warning of more of the same over the weekend, although some parts of England will escape the worst.

Wendig published a number of tweets about the issue with the final one stating that he had a "dire fear this is going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better".

Prolonged heavy rain is expected across much of the country on Friday and again on Saturday.

We have seen a significant amount of rain over the last 24 hours and this will continue today.

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Storm Callum has hit land in Scotland, causing disruption to road, rail and ferry travel.

A yellow weather warning is in place tomorrow across large parts of north west and west Wales, with further heavy and persistent rainfall forecast.

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