Thousands without power as Storm Callum batters Ireland, UK

Thousands without power as Storm Callum batters Ireland, UK

Thousands without power as Storm Callum batters Ireland, UK

The MET Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the area and says people can expect delays to their journeys.

It is due to pass to the west of Ireland, northern England and Scotland during Friday.

A Met Office yellow "be aware" warning for wind has been in place since 3am for the west of the country, with gusts of about 80mph expected.

It said around 150 customers remained without power on Friday afternoon.

Along with a spell of heavy rain and high tides there is a risk of coastal flooding and damage.

Train services between Swansea and Carmarthen are being suspended during parts of Friday because of Storm Callum.

Power cuts could also result and other services - including mobile phone and broadband network coverage - could be impacted.

The weather warning comes just weeks after Storm Ali battered the country, leaving 70,000 homes without power. Tell us where you live or are now and leave contact details if you can - one of our journalists may be in touch to discuss further.

Lough Atalia rd, Salthill and associated roads from the entrance to Mutton Island to Threadneedle rd, Inbound Slip Lane on the Dublin rd, Eyre Square (Meyrick Hotel), Dock Road, Victoria Place, Queen Street, Salthill & Toft carparks, and Silver Strand will close.

Galway Bay fm newsroom - Met Eireann has extended the status orange weather warning for Galway until 5 this evening.

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

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

Windsor, the scene of Friday's royal wedding, looks set to escape the worst of the storm.

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

"Some further severe gusts are yet expected, with the the severe ORANGE warning still in operation for west and northwest coastal counties".

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