Published: Sat, October 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Storm Callum to hit Pembrokeshire

Storm Callum to hit Pembrokeshire

"Severe" Status Orange and Yellow Wind Warnings apply for Thursday night and Friday across the country.

Areas of high ground could see over 60 mm of rain in 12 hours with some exposed locations seeing as much as 100 mm by the end of the day.

Storm Callum is set to continue causing disruption across parts of south Wales which have been left saturated in the last 24 hours.

Natural Resources Wales has now issued a number of flood warnings, which advises people to take "immediate action", with heavy rain is expected to cause flooding on a number of rivers.

At this time of year the wind is also likely to cause more leaves to fall on the roads, which can block drains and increase localised surface flooding.

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In Galway city, coastal routes along the harbour are closed as a precaution ahead of high tide at around 7.45am. "Road users should also be aware of the risk of their vehicles aquaplaning on standing water".

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Here, Clare County Council has held meetings involving various responders as they monitor the expected situation locally.

Train services between Swansea and Carmarthen are being suspended during parts of Friday because of Storm Callum.

Train cancellations will affect those travelling the Shrewsbury to Aberyswyth line through Mid Wales all weekend.

The deluge poses a risk of communities being cut off by flooding.

The Road Safety Authority have also urged drivers to exercise caution during the storm and have said that motorists should not attempt to drive through flooded areas.

The zone of heavy rain affecting England and Wales on Friday is then expected to move slowly northwards on Saturday, when a further yellow weather warning is in place.

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