Storm Callum Disrupts Travel And Power Supplies

Storm Callum Disrupts Travel And Power Supplies

Kerry Wise
October 15, 2018

Storm Callum bringing periods of heavy rain during Friday and continuing into Saturday - particularly over south facing hills.

Power cuts, travel disruption and hard driving conditions are also predicted, with yellow weather warnings for wind covering Northern Ireland and western parts of Wales, England and Scotland throughout Friday.

Devon County Council Highways says there have been a number of fallen trees and is warning motorists to stick to the major roads.

The warnings, in force from midnight on Friday October 12 until just before midnight on Saturday October 13, warn that further heavy and persistent rainfall is expected on Saturday, with more flooding possible.

Storm Callum has the Emerald Isle well and truly in his grips.

Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and south Powys bore the brunt of Storm Callum as the weather caused traffic and public transport chaos - with routes still affected on the Monday morning commute and flood warnings in place.

The warning comes into affect from 5am on Friday lasting throughout the day until 9pm.

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Big splash: A jogger is caught by the spray on Salthill promenade, Co Galway, during Storm Callum yesterday.

It said homes and businesses were likely to be flooded, causing damage to buildings. The road is closed.

The forecaster said a wetter season is upon us, but he doesn't expect there to be too much rain in the immediate future, with dry conditions anticipated later on into next week.

Several flights were cancelled out of Dublin and Belfast due to the storm on Friday morning, but airports were otherwise operating as normal.

Despite concerns, it looks like the Royal wedding could escape the worst of the storm.

The high winds, combined with heavy rain, could see leaves and twigs blocking drains, making flooding more likely, meteorologist Sarah Kent said.

"However, for this event, safety comes first and we have taken the decision to postpone the event due to expected adverse weather conditions in the area".