AA issues road safety warning to Louth drivers ahead of Storm Callum

Sergio Conner
October 11, 2018

The winds will ease over all of Ireland on Friday afternoon and by Friday evening for Scotland.

THE Met Office has upgraded its weather warning for later this week, predicting that an incoming storm could bring deep flood water.

South Wales will get up to a month's worth of rain on Friday and Saturday, and double that in high and exposed locations.

There is now a yellow warning for wind in place for Northern Ireland.

Met Office is urging people to be prepared for potential dangers with weather warnings in place as Storm Callum prepares to batter Northern Ireland on Friday.

The Indian summer is finally petering out as Storm Callum threatens to bring strong winds and the possibility of flooding to parts of the United Kingdom tomorrow.

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.

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Callum is the third named storm of the 2018/19 season, following Ali and Bronagh which both camer in September.

Arriva Trains Wales is warning passengers to check before they travel as services may be disrupted.

"The rain is expected to be accompanied by strong winds, which may increase autumnal leaf fall and potential for blocked drains/culverts, heightening the potential for flooding".

"For Tayside and Fife on Friday there are no warnings in force but the rain is going to continue across the area right into Saturday". The main concern we are anxious about for the area is the amount of rainfall throughout Saturday itself.

Strong winds associated with Storm Callum, coinciding with high spring tides, will hit Ireland on Thursday night and Friday morning, with coastal areas the worst affected. Gusts 50 to 60 miles per hour are likely in some places, with potential for gusts of 70 to 80 miles per hour around exposed coasts and hills.

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

Conor Faughnan, AA Director of Consumer Affairs said: "It's vital that we all take a look at our own road behaviour and adapt it accordingly to minimise incidents during this weather".

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