Hundreds without power due to Storm Callum

Stormy seas at Troon

Stormy seas at Troon

The amber warning remains in place until 6pm on Saturday, while the broader yellow rain and wind warnings that include parts of north-west and south-west England, western Scotland and Northern Ireland will remain in place until midnight on Friday.

Strong to gales force winds will affect Ireland and the United Kingdom during Friday 12 Oct. Gusts of 60 to 70mph are forecast, possibly higher for exposed hills and coastlines.

The Met Office predicts Friday and Saturday will see the whole region hit with heavy rain and wind.

Several hundred homes have been without power as Storm Callum batters Northern Ireland.

Strong winds could potentially bring down leaves and branches, increasing the likelihood of flooding due to blocked drains or culverts.

There was also bad news for commuters in south Wales, with Arriva cancelling a number of train services for the morning due to the high winds and heavy rain. The Severe Orange Warning has just recently been extended in time out to 18:00 on Friday for coastal areas of Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

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The A5114 Glanhwfa Road at Llangefni, A4215 at Defynnog in Powys and A4059 in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, were also shut on Friday.

Rail services to Drogheda, Dundalk and Belfast have been suspended because of a tree on the line at Donabate in Dublin.

The council has distributed sandbags to protect homes at risk of flooding. There are limited replacement buses but road closures are also likely.

SEPA said that high tides are expected to affect the area Argyll and Bute and Ayrshire and Arran and Skye and Lochaber in particular, due to "a storm surge and large waves" associated with the storm.

The zone of heavy rain affecting England and Wales on Friday is then expected to move slowly northwards on Saturday, when a further yellow weather warning is in place.

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