Met Office names intense low-pressure area - Storm Callum

Met Office names intense low-pressure area - Storm Callum

There will be rain as well later in the night and combined with the stormy winds and high tides, coastal flooding is likely.

Heavy and persistent rain is due to fall from 6am until midnight on Friday in the north west of England, south west of Scotland and Lothian Borders, Wales and Yorkshire and Humber.

THE Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for much of the United Kingdom this weekend as Storm Callum threatens to strike.

A weather system, named Storm Callum, has been brewing to the north west, near Newfoundland, and will hit Ireland tomorrow night.

An amber warning for heavy rain has been issued for most of south Wales on Friday, as Storm Callum approaches.

Despite basking in glorious sunshine today, Met Met Eireann has issued a Status Orange wind warning for Meath tomorrow.

It will come into effect on Thursday, October 11 at 11pm and last until 9am the following morning.

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Areas of high ground are expected to be most affected with the potential for a further 50-80 mm of rain quite widely. There is a chance of gusts of 70 to 80 miles per hour in the Western Isles during Friday afternoon and evening.

The Met Office said there will be strong winds and rainfall up to 10cm, leading to possible flooding and hard driving conditions.

After the worst of the wind has swept the country, the tail-end of Hurricane Leslie will bring rainfall, raising the prospect of coastal and river flooding. Vehicles were stranded roads were submerged in Oban, while several landslips blocked the A83 in Argyll. It means southern parts of Wales especially are at risk of being flooded.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) warned that weather conditions at sea could also cause flooding with large waves, strong winds and a tidal surge.

On Tuesday, heavy rain caused widespread floods and landslides in parts of Scotland.

"We are urging people to take the necessary precautions", Ms Lowe said.

Where flooding may occur there is a chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services.

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