Storm Callum to hit Pembrokeshire

UK Weather: Met Office Issues Yellow Rain Warnings As Storm Callum Approaches

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Met Éireann has warned that strong winds associated with Storm Callum could reach speeds of between 110 and 130km/h.

A Status Yellow wind warning for counties Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Limerick and Tipperary has also been issued by Met Eireann.

The weather warnings are coming thick and fast and Met Éireann has even issued a scary "risk to property and life" statement. There will also be spells of heavy rain, high tides and coastal flooding.

There is also a warning for rain in place for Cumbria from 12am to 23.59pm on Saturday (October 13).

"An ORANGE level warning is issued by Met Éireann for wind speeds with the capacity to produce unsafe, stormy conditions which may constitute a risk to life and property". If it drifts further east, we would be in for stronger winds.

Winds are expected to gust between 100 and 130 kilometres per hour.

"We could see rainfall totals building up quite a lot, 40mm-50mm (1.6in-2in) over higher ground".

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Callum is the third named storm of the 2018/19 season, following Ali and Bronagh which both camer in September.

There are still yellow alerts in place for wind and rain for Northern England and large swathes of England and Scotland.

The minister said: "The precise impact on day-to-day activities will not be known until early Friday morning and the public - including schools and business owners - should keep informed of weather forecasts and make decisions based on local conditions".

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. Very high seas are expected too, along with storm and possibly violent storm force winds at sea.

A zone of heavy rain associated with an intense weather system affecting western parts of the United Kingdom will become slow moving for a time, bringing prolonged rainfall and the potential for surface water flooding.

Be careful out there, folks.

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