Winds in Dublin break the speed limit as Storm Callum arrives

Brenda Watkins
October 13, 2018

The Met Office has warned that heavy rain is likely to cause flash floods and could present a risk to life.

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"Accompanying high tides will be big waves and we could see coastal impacts from those and inland impacts from those strong winds as well".

"Widespread flooding from surface water and rivers is probable across south Wales on Friday and Saturday and is possible elsewhere in Wales and parts of western England".

The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings for parts of the Dorset coast, as well as 58 flood alerts across England, while Natural Resources Wales has 28 flood warnings and 39 flood alerts in place.

Motorists are being warned to exercise extreme caution along all road networks as there have been numerous reports of fallen trees on routes nationwide.

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"We also have yellow and amber warnings of between 50mm and 150mm of rain for Wales".

The Met Office issued an amber warning across much of south Wales, advising residents to expect torrential rain and widespread disruption to travel from Friday morning until Saturday evening.

Whitchurch in Pembrokeshire saw 15mm of rain fall in a matter of hours on Friday morning as Michael moved in.

"Further strong winds may bring down leaves and branches, increasing the likelihood of flooding due to blocked drains or culverts".

The south-east is expected to be blustery but stay "quite dry", with temperatures possibly reaching up to 24C (75F).

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