Published: Fri, October 12, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Gales and heavy rain to end the week

Gales and heavy rain to end the week

Gusts of up to 130KPH could be expected when the warning comes into place from 10pm on Thursday night.

There is also a warning for rain in place for Cumbria from 12am to 23.59pm on Saturday (October 13).

Storm Callum is set to hit various parts of the United Kingdom with wet and windy weather conditions, including Edinburgh, but what can we expect when the storm arrives?

Also issued by Met Eireann at 10:00am this morning, this warning will be in effect for the longer time of 10:00pm tomorrow night through to 12:00pm on Friday.

"An orange level warning is issued by Met Éireann for wind speeds with the capacity to produce unsafe, stormy conditions which may constitute a risk to life and property", a spokesperson said. There is a chance of gusts of 70 to 80 miles per hour in the Western Isles during Friday afternoon and evening.

There are still yellow alerts in place for wind and rain for Northern England and large swathes of England and Scotland.

The rain is set to continue all day on Saturday, affecting the same areas. "Road users should also be aware of the risk of their vehicles aquaplaning on standing water".

Storm Callum will end Britain's mid-week heatwave, which will see millions of Britons bake in another Indian summer.

"The strongest winds associated with this event will occur during the night-time hours and Friday morning rush-hour commute".

South Wales is bracing itself for a two-day deluge that's expected to cause flash floods and travel chaos.

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

Rain will then hit Edinburgh on Friday afternoon, becoming increasingly heavier into the evening.

Head of Forecasting at Met Eireann (the Irish Met Office) Evelyn Cusack said a combination of storm-force winds and high tides means there is a possibility of flooding along the east, south and west coast as far north as Donegal. Rain will clear to showers in Northern parts but further heavy rain is likely to spread into Southern and Eastern areas with the ongoing flooding risk.

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