Status Orange weather warning for Galway to remain in place until 5pm

Storm Callum is expected to smash into Britain during Friday when a band of heavy rain and wind will pass over the country

Strong winds and torrential rain have prompted the latest Met Office warnings of flooding and travel disruption, with Storm Callum expected to particularly impact western parts of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Gusts 50 to 60 miles per hour are likely in some places, with potential for gusts of 70 to 80 miles per hour around exposed coasts and hills.

It's warning southeast winds veering southwest will gust generally between 100 and 130km/h, higher in some coastal areas and on high ground. While on Saturday there is a "danger to life" alert over potential flooding due to rain covering Lothian and Borders and Dumfries and Galloway.

The National Emergency Coordination Group is meeting today to prepare for the arrival of Storm Callum.

"Natural Resources Wales has issued flood alerts for the Pembrokeshire coast due to a low pressure system bringing tidal surges, strong winds and large waves on top of high astronomical tide period" he continued.

Meanwhile, a blood donation clinic in Kilrush Community School has been moved this evening to the earlier time of 5:15 on account of the expected weather conditions.




Businesses along Carmarthen quayside have been warned of potential flooding with the River Towy expected to breach the walls.

Train cancellations will affect those travelling the Shrewsbury to Aberyswyth line through Mid Wales all weekend. Spray and flooding is also likely to lead to hard driving conditions and some road closures.

Ferry services between Wales and Northern Ireland and Dublin have been suspended. There are also reports of a fallen tree at the Milltown Road, Belfast.

Winds of up to 60 miles per hour are also expected to hit Pembrokeshire, which combined with high tides could lead to some coastal impact due to large waves.

Prolonged heavy rain is expected across much of the country on Friday and again on Saturday.

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