LOUTH WEATHER: Storm Callum has 'potential to cause damage'

Forecasters warn of danger and disruption as Storm Callum set to batter Co Armagh

Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said: "The wind gusts will approach 40-50mph across western parts of Scotland, Wales, western England and Northern Ireland".

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

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.

There will also be heavy and persistent rain across a swathe of Britain leading to flooding and further disruption.

Cheshire Police said it had received "quite a few" weather-related calls on Friday morning, while Isle of Man Police warned motorists of windy and rainy conditions causing issues on the roads.

The Met Office said that "fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing danger to life".

The main impacts for the United Kingdom will be from heavy rain across some western areas on Friday and Saturday.

Met Office Shawbury said wind was expected to pick up on Friday along with outbreaks of rain.

On Saturday, areas over high ground could see a further 50 to 80mm of rain.

Gusts of 50mph to 60mph could reach some places, with the chance of reaching 70 miles per hour around some coasts and hills.

"In addition, these winds may increase autumnal leaf fall, which would increase the potential for blocked drains and culverts, heightening the flooding risk".

Train cancellations will affect those travelling the Shrewsbury to Aberyswyth line through Mid Wales all weekend.

Around 950 homes in south West England and almost 100 in south Wales have also lost electricity.

If flooding does occur there is a chance that trains or bus services could be cancelled.

"The rain is expected to be accompanied by strong winds, which when combined with high tides may lead to some coastal impacts due to large waves".

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