Thousands without power this morning as Storm Callum hits Ireland overnight

People sit and watch the sunrise from Primrose Hill in London with Storm Callum set to replace the settled weather with high winds

People sit and watch the sunrise from Primrose Hill in London with Storm Callum set to replace the settled weather with high winds Credit Getty

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

Both Chirk Castle and Erddig Hall have also been closed throughout today due to the high winds.

The storm has caused severe power cuts that have largely affected southwest Ireland.

Ferry services between Wales and Northern Ireland and Dublin have been suspended.

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A third person has died in what has been dubbed "the worse flooding for 30 years" by locals in Cwmduad in Carmarthenshire, who were left without power after rivers burst their banks.

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

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.

Arriva Trains Wales have warned passengers to expect further travel disruption and have published an amended timetable for Saturday.

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The National Emergency Coordination Group met in advance of its arrival, but the aftermath appeared to consist of little more than some power outages, some cancelled flights, and some blocked roads due to fallen trees and branches.

According to Met Éireann, there's going to be further rain through Saturday.

The outlook is for a time on Saturday night, especially in the north, the rain clearing through quickly and once again most places dry by morning. The high winds, combined with heavy rain, could see leaves and twigs blocking drains, making flooding more likely, Mr Burkhill said.

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.

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The latest warnings come days after rain and strong winds brought flooding and transport disruption to parts of Scotland on Tuesday.

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