Storm now undergoing 'bombogenesis' before it hits Ireland tonight

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

Met Éireann have just upgraded the yellow weather warning to a Status Orange for 13 counties, as Storm Callum is officially named.

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.

Storm Callum is now experiencing what is know in the world of meteorology as "bombogenesis", where by a system deepens by more than 24hPa inside a 24hr period.

Winds that could top 80mph are forecast to batter western Scotland on Friday followed by downpours across more of the country on Saturday.

Susan Collins: I don't believe Kavanaugh was Ford's assailant
Collins has called the crowdfunding campaign "bribery". "It should be required viewing in every civics class in America", he said. But if she were to vote no, people who donated wouldn't be charged, and no money would go toward her challenger.

The Met Office said there will be strong winds and rainfall up to 10cm, leading to possible flooding and hard driving conditions.

The orange warning for Meath is in place from midnight tonight until 9am tomorrow morning.

The rain is accompanied by strong winds, which when combined with high tides may lead to some coastal impacts due to large waves.

The Met Office said there is the chance of injuries and a danger to life from flying debris.

Taylor Swift, Cardi B set for American Music Awards
Elsewhere, Swift was not the only major celebrity to perform, with both Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez taking to the stage. Late rapper, XXXTentacion, who was shot and killed in June aged 20 , won a posthumous award.

Areas of high ground could see over 60 mm of rain in 12 hours with some exposed locations seeing as much as 100 mm by the end of the day. Winds will be strongest overnight and early on Friday, gusting between 90 and 110 km/h at coasts.

Richard Brown, Pembrokeshire County Council's Head of Environmental Services and Public Protection, said that although Council staff would be working continuously to clear the roads, motorists would need to be vigilant. Coming into effect at 10:00pm, the warning will expire at 9:00am tomorrow morning in these counties.

Cllr John Campbell says areas of South Donegal which have been prone to flooding in the past owing to high tides could still be vulnerable.

The National Emergency Coordination Group is meeting today to prepare for the arrival of Storm Callum. There will be rough seas and large waves, making coastal areas unsafe.

Michael Upgraded To Category 3 'Major' Hurricane As It Approaches Florida Panhandle
A hurricane warning is in effect for the Florida Gulf coast from the border of Florida and Alabama to Suwanee River, Florida. The most recent October landfalling hurricane in the Florida Panhandle was Hurricane Opal - a Category 3 storm in 1995.

The east coast may experience some "localised flooding" but it is not expected to be widespread, unlike the aforementioned counties.

Latest News