Met Office issues weather with Storm Callum set to hit UK

Met Office issues weather with Storm Callum set to hit UK

Meanwhile, Met Eireann has issued an orange warning for gale-force winds of up to 80mph for all the coastal counties in the Republic of Ireland on Thursday and Friday.

The Department of Education has said that schools and colleges should stay closed on Friday if there is a risk to safety due to the arrival of Storm Callum.


Storm Callum is now experiencing what is know in the world of meteorology as "bombogenesis", where by a system deepens by more than 24hPa inside a 24hr period.

A YELLOW weather warning has been issued for heavy rain for Friday October, 12.

The zone of heavy rain affecting England and Wales on Friday is expected to move slowly northwards on Saturday, when a further Yellow Weather Warning is in place.

The council has distributed sandbags to protect homes at risk of flooding.

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"Despite clearance efforts by the Council, the high winds will increase the amount of falling leaves and block drains very quickly, exacerbating flooding" he warned. Originally, the warning for these counties was to be observed from 11pm Thursday night until 1pm on Friday. Winds will be strongest overnight and early tomorrow, gusting between 110kph and 130kph on the coasts.

The storm is set to blow in from the Atlantic and will hit the United Kingdom just hours before Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank tie the knot at Windsor Castle on Friday morning.

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

"And for Wales and south-Wales in particular even more rainfall".

Natural Resources Wales' (NRW) have said they are sending out their emergency response teams to prepare for the storm, checking that flood defences are in good working order, clearing gulleys and ditches, and installing temporary defences.

"We are advising people to avoid coastal areas during this event". The heaviest of the rain is expected to fall in the south and east of Ireland.

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