'Danger to life' as Storm Callum triggers flood warnings

Weather warnings are in place for strong winds and heavy rain

Weather warnings are in place for strong winds and heavy rain

Met Éireann has named an intense area of low-pressure, which will pass to the west of Ireland, northern England and Scotland during Friday, Storm Callum.

Two people have been killed after Storm Callum battered parts of the United Kingdom this weekend with torrential rain, flooding, landslides and heavy winds.

It's been a wet and windy day across the region as the United Kingdom continues to feel the impact of Storm Callum.

Gusts of 50 miles per hour are likely with potential for gusts of 60 miles per hour around exposed coasts and hills.

Storm Callum has been upgraded from a yellow to an amber weather warning, which will cover a large part of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13.

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Forecasters warn that homes and businesses could be flooded and some communities cut off, while power cuts and transport disruption are also possible.

The Met Office has issued a series of weather warnings stretching from the north-west coast of Scotland to Land's End, including Northern Ireland, while a number of flood warnings and alerts are in force across south-west England and south Wales.

The strongest winds are likely in western Ireland, although North Western parts of the United Kingdom can expect severe gales.

There has also been reports of tress down and flooding in parts with warnings of hazardous conditions through the day.

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

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Flood alerts and flood warnings are updated on the Natural Resources Wales website every 15 minutes and are available to view at www.naturalresources.wales/flooding or by calling 0345 988 1188.

Valley Line services into Cardiff and trains on the Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury Cambrian Line are expected to run as usual after the tracks are cleared of flood water.

High tides are also near their peak, which heightens the risk of coastal impacts due to large waves.

There are more than 20 flood warnings for Wales and three in Dorset and Hereford.

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