Storm Callum: Amber weather alert issued for Wales

Storm Callum: Amber weather alert issued for Wales

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.

Official warnings will be issued in line with those forecasts, Ms Lowe added.

Saturday is then set to see persistent and heavy rain, particularly through the morning.

An amber warning for heavy rain has been issued for most of south Wales on Friday, as Storm Callum approaches.

The main impacts for the United Kingdom will be from heavy rain across some western areas on Friday and Saturday.

Yellow Met Office Weather Warnings for wind and rain are in force for Friday and Saturday.

Travel disruption is likely for ferry services and possible to rail and road networks.

According to the Met Office, gusts of 50 miles per hour are likely with potential for gusts of 60 miles per hour around exposed coasts and hills.

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After the worst of the wind has swept the country, the tail-end of Hurricane Leslie will bring rainfall, raising the prospect of coastal and river flooding.

"Preparations are well underway to ensure we have engineers and equipment and customer care teams on hand to respond to faults should they come in".

The warning is in effect until Saturday, October 13 at 9pm.

A road that was closed after an accident at Slieve Gullion forest park near Newry, Co Down, where a contractor working for Northern Ireland Water died after he was hit by a falling tree as Storm Ali wreaked havoc across Ireland.

In Galway, council crews are rolling out the city's aquadam ahead of potential high-tides of up to six metres.

"Our teams are doing all they can to reduce the risk for communities, but if there is flooding we want to make sure people are doing all they can to keep themselves safe".

Coats on the south and west of the country are expected to be the worst affected by the storm, worth risks of heavy flooding and structural damage.

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

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