Aer Lingus cancel a number of flights due to Storm Callum

Aer Lingus cancel a number of flights due to Storm Callum

Aer Lingus cancel a number of flights due to Storm Callum

Saturday is also set to see rain in certain areas, becoming persistent and heavy through the morning.

Areas of high ground will be most affected, with the potential for a further 50-80 mm quite widely over hills. There is also the risk of further severe Southerly winds impinging onto Southern and Eastern coastal areas during the day.

Thousands of homes and businesses are without power as Storm Callum sweeps across Ireland.

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

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She said the west coast was "not out of the woods" in terms of strong winds and there was still a danger to people on the roads.

A combination of winds up to 60 miles per hour and heavy rainfall are set to make driving conditions hazardous - including along the coast at times of high tides.

Met Eireann issued Status Orange weather warnings for 13 counties in the Republic - with high winds coinciding with high tides last night.

The latest updated weather warning includes a description of winds for the north-east of the country that say gusts will likely stay between 100 and 130km/h up until 4pm. Expect the unexpected. Watch out for falling/fallen debris on the road and vehicles veering across the road.

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

Natural Resources Wales' (NRW) have said they are sending out their emergency response teams to prepare for the storm, checking that flood defences are in good working order, clearing gulleys and ditches, and installing temporary defences.

Forecasters have warned the storm could cause a "risk to life and property".

"Preparations are well underway to ensure we have engineers and equipment and customer care teams on hand to respond to faults should they come in".

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Before we get there, warm in any sunshine Thursday afternoon before some heavy showery (and possibly thundery) rain for western parts by Thursday evening.

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