Weather warning as Storm Callum approaches

Strong winds associated with Storm Ali last month caused damage and disruption all over the country

Strong winds associated with Storm Ali last month caused damage and disruption all over the country

The Met Office has issued a number of weather warnings for the unsettled conditions that impact large parts of the country.

Winds will be strongest overnight and early on Friday, gusting between 110 and 130 km/h (80mph) at coasts.

"We're likely to see the effects of Storm Callum coming in from Friday morning".

A Status Orange wind warning for all coastal counties will be valid from later on tonight until sometime tomorrow (Friday, October 12).

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The weather warning has been issued for Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Cork, Waterford, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry and will remain in place from 10pm tonight until 9am on Friday.

Storm Callum is set to hit various parts of the United Kingdom with wet and windy weather conditions, including Edinburgh, but what can we expect when the storm arrives?

Areas in the south and south west could see between 50 to 100mm of rain by the end of Friday, with as much as 120 to 160mm likely over high, south-facing ground.

THE Met Office has upgraded its weather warning for later this week, predicting that an incoming storm could bring deep flood water.

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"Despite clearance efforts by the Council, the high winds will increase the amount of falling leaves and block drains very quickly, exacerbating flooding" he warned. There will also be spells of heavy and persistent rain bringing the risk of localised flooding for Wales, NW and SW England, Northern Ireland and again to western Scotland.

High winds with gusts of 50mph to 60mph around exposed coasts and hills are also forecast.

There are still yellow alerts in place for wind and rain for Northern England and large swathes of England and Scotland.

"For Tayside and Fife on Friday there are no warnings in force but the rain is going to continue across the area right into Saturday".

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While Northern Ireland will enjoy some respite from the stormy conditions on Friday afternoon, winds are expected to pick up in the far northwest of Scotland into the evening.

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