Storm Callum: More rain set to bring further disruption


The Capital and the surrounding areas can expect heavy rain later on in the evening however, Edinburgh could miss much of the storm.

Aer Lingus said in a statement on Twitter: "Aer Lingus: A number of flights on our European network have been cancelled on Friday 12 October due to #StormCallum".

A yellow weather warning is in place tomorrow across large parts of north west and west Wales, with further heavy and persistent rainfall forecast.

In the Republic the power supplier has said around 30,000 customers have been cut off. "Road users should also be aware of the risk of their vehicles aquaplaning on standing water".

A police spokesman said: "Police Scotland is advising that conditions for travel in the areas mentioned above may be hazardous and extra caution should be exercised".

The latest warnings come days after rain and strong winds brought flooding and transport disruption to parts of Scotland on Tuesday.

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"The rain is expected to be accompanied by strong winds, which when combined with high tides may lead to some coastal impacts due to large waves", Met office forecasters said last night. A weather warning is in place across Northern Ireland until midnight on Friday.

Northern Ireland's Health and Safety Executive issued guidance to businesses which could be affected by the storm.

Strong winds could potentially bring down leaves and branches, increasing the likelihood of flooding due to blocked drains or culverts.

The national emergency group includes Met Éireann, local authorities, the ESB, OPW and government.

Met Éireann issued a status-orange wind warning yesterday for 13 coastal counties and a status-yellow wind warning for 13 interior counties.

Cardiff and Exeter airports also announced some flights had been cancelled because of the weather.

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