Motorists urged to exercise extreme caution in Storm Callum aftermath

Motorists urged to exercise extreme caution in Storm Callum aftermath

Motorists urged to exercise extreme caution in Storm Callum aftermath

Despite there being no weather warning now in place for Wrexham on Saturday, further heavy rainfall is expected to hit the area throughout most the day.

Storm Callum was striking parts of the United Kingdom on Friday morning with gale force winds of up to 76 miles per hour (120 kph) and torrential rain, leaving thousands of people without power across Ireland and the British Isles.

He warned that gusts of up to 40 or 50 miles per hour will be felt across western parts of Scotland, Wales, and western England throughout the day, with stronger gusts of 60 miles per hour possible along the Irish Sea coast.

Rail timetables in the South and North West have also been amended, while commuters in Northern Ireland were warned of disruption to services due to high winds.

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As the storm continued to move eastward, the UK Met Office issued an amber rain weather warning in areas of southern Wales, with 40-80 mm of rain expected and a yellow status warning for southern England as the UK braces for the storm to hit.

Thousands of households were left without power and dozens of flights grounded yesterday as rain and winds of 77mph battered the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the west coast of Britain. Customers have been advised to avoid travelling in coastal areas where flooding and high waves pose a danger.

Met Eireann announced that weather warnings for the west and northwest coast would remain in place today until 5pm.

The Met Office is advising people to take caution as the weather could cause power cuts, travel disruptions and flooding.

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The amber weather warning affecting south Wales means there is a likelihood of "severe of extremely bad weather" which could pose a "potential risk to life and property".

The rain will continue from today into Saturday with over 100mm expected in places.

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