Storm Callum officially named as Waterford hit with Status Orange warning

11 October, 2018, 21:27 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning with “wet and very windy possibly stormy weather” expected later this week

Gusts of up to 130 kilometres per hour are expected between 10 o'clock tomorrow night and 12 noon on Friday, with the worst of it overnight and early morning.

"Winds will reach strong gale force or storm force along the coast with severe or possibly damaging gusts".

Gary White, NRW's Duty Tactical Manager, said: "The current forecasted rain could cause flooding this week, especially in south and west Wales, and we are urging people to prepare themselves".

The zone of heavy rain affecting England and Wales on Friday is expected to move slowly northwards on Saturday, when a further Yellow Weather Warning is in place.

In advance of what would become Storm Callum should it make landfall, Met Eireann have issued a Status Orange wind warning for coastal counties, with heavy rainfall and stormy conditions also expected to begin overnight on Thursday.

Saturday is then set to see persistent and heavy rain, particularly through the morning.


A storm that's been dubbed "Callum" will pass to northwest of the United Kingdom on Friday, bringing winds of up to 70mph and a prolonged downpour that will create hazardous conditions across the country.

It is due to pass to the west of Ireland, northern England and Scotland during Friday. The main concern we are anxious about for the area is the amount of rainfall throughout Saturday itself.

"It's vital that we all take a look at our own road behaviour and adapt it accordingly to minimise incidents during this weather", says Conor Faughnan, AA Director of Consumer Affairs.

Arriva Trains Wales is warning passengers to check before they travel as services may be disrupted.

"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 is the potential for flooding in these areas. "There could be localised flooding issues". "There could be transport disruption to the air network, rail and roads".

Mean (sustained) wind speeds - Gales 39-46mph.

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