Published: Mon, October 15, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Storm Callum brings floods and record temperatures

Storm Callum brings floods and record temperatures

A Met Office yellow "be aware" warning for wind has been in place since 3am for the west of the country, with gusts of about 80mph expected.

The better weather will come as a relief to communities hit by Storm Callum, after rivers burst their banks, homes were flooded and power supplies were wiped out.

There were also a number of road closures due to fallen trees and debris.

Natural Resources Wales is warning people to be alert for more flooding as the heavy rain could see rivers continuing to rise on Saturday.

The family of a 21-year-old man who died in a landslide during Storm Callum has paid tribute to their "beautiful son".

It extended the yellow warning across the north east of England at about 10am on Friday.

AA Roadwatch have reported that all Irish Rail services are operating though commuters may be faced with delays due to the effects of the storm - such as low rail adhesion.

Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and south Powys bore the brunt of Storm Callum as the weather caused traffic and public transport chaos - with routes still affected on the Monday morning commute and flood warnings in place.

In Northern Ireland, about 1,000 homes and businesses experienced power loss.

"It dropped between 2 and 4 inches of rain in the hardest-hit areas".

"Please remember not to attempt to drive through closed roads or floodwater and, if conditions are stormy, please keep away from exposed coasts".

But despite a Status Orange warning for 13 counties, the worst of the storm passed through overnight.

Met Éireann also shared this footage taken by Ireland's Marine Institute, which is only a few meters away from their weather station in Ballymullet.

"Those areas further west which have seen huge amounts of rain will finally turn drier, brighter, with some decent sunny spells developing by the end of the day on Sunday". "The further outlook is for continued unsettled conditions with rain at times, with temperatures around normal for the time of year", the latest forecast concluded.

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