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Aquadam to be installed at Spanish Arch ahead of Storm Callum

Aquadam to be installed at Spanish Arch ahead of Storm Callum”

A yellow rain warning is in place from 6am to midnight on Friday for heavy, slow moving, rain that will affect the North West, including Blackpool, Cumbria and Lancashire.

Winds will be strongest overnight and early on Friday, gusting between 110 and 130 km/h (80mph) at coasts.

Drivers are being urged to adapt to the roads in the coming days and to be on the lookout for vulnerable road users as high winds are expected to hit from Thursday night - 11 October - through to Saturday.

The weather warning has been issued for Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Cork, Waterford, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry and will remain in place from 10pm tonight until 9am on Friday.

Image - Met Office impact matrix for Friday's wind warning.as event become more likely, could rise to an Amber warning. "You can check our website or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 for any flood warnings that may be in place and keep an eye on weather reports and local news for details of any disruption in your area".

"High winds can be particularly unsafe as vulnerable road users can be blown off course and into the path of oncoming traffic meaning motorists must slow down in general and also allow extra distance when overtaking cyclists or pedestrians".

At the moment, it's looking like Callum's strongest winds will stay offshore.

"Winds will reach strong gale force or storm force along the coast with severe or possibly damaging gusts".

There will be occasionally strong southeasterly winds, which will then ease. Very high seas are expected too, along with storm and possibly violent storm force winds at sea.

She said the Atlantic storm would begin to hit on Thursday night and its impact will be felt through Friday and well into the weekend in the shape of wind and heavy rain. With trees still in part leaf, there is a concern for felling as well.

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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