Storm Callum DESTRUCTION will cause travel mayhem THIS WEEKEND

Remigio Civitarese
Ottobre 11, 2018

Met Eireann said: "Strong winds associated with Storm Callum, coinciding with high spring tides will affect Ireland on Thursday night and Friday morning".

Storm Callum is expected to bring gale force winds of up to 150 kmph with torrential rain.

Not yet formed, but later Thursday into early Friday, a rapidly deepening Atlantic storm depression (936hPa), will advance towards the west of Ireland and track northwards, eventually pulling away towards Iceland daytime Friday.

Areas in the south and south west could see between 50 to 100mm of rain by the end of Friday, with as much as 120 to 160mm likely over high, south-facing ground.

The storm is expected to bring heavy rain between 6am on Friday and 6pm on Saturday, particularly over south-facing hills.

A YELLOW weather warning has been issued for heavy rain for Friday October, 12. The main concern we are anxious about for the area is the amount of rainfall throughout Saturday itself. On Saturday the rain could become even heavier.

It comes on top of existing yellow Met Office warnings for high winds and heavy rain across most of the country. Fallen leaves will lead to blocked drains and flooding issues.

"We are urging people to take the necessary precautions", Ms Lowe said.

Authorities warn of travel being disrupted as bridges close and some public transport being cut.

"It's not a major event in the east, we don't expect a major flooding event along the east coast", she told RTÉ Radio One's Today with Sean O'Rourke programme. Properties may flood and there is likely to be travel disruption.

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.

Due to the threat of coastal flooding, Arriva Trains Wales and Network Rail are closing the Swansea to Carmarthen line from 07:00 BST to 11:00 and after 19:00.

The warmth for SE Britain remains through Friday and could peak on Saturday, with 25 or 26C possible.

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

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