Status Orange weather warning for Galway to remain in place until 5pm

13 October, 2018, 10:02 | Author: Carlos George
  • Met Office issues upgraded amber alert for Cardigan area

Friday's weather could impact travel plans during the morning commute, with Met office warning "road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible".

This intense area of low-pressure will pass to the west of Ireland, northern England and Scotland during Friday.

The yellow warning has been issued for strong gusts of wind up to 60mph - and up to 70mph in exposed and hilly areas - which would be coupled with very heavy rain.

The warning will be in place until midnight tonight (Friday, October 12).

In the Republic the power supplier has said around 30,000 customers have been cut off.

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

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This is what to expect when Storm Callum hits Northern Ireland
Arriva Trains Wales is planning to shut the line between 7am and 11am on Friday morning and in the evening. Storm Callum will reach Britain's shores on Friday morning before it barrels across the country.

Businesses along Carmarthen quayside have been warned of potential flooding with the River Towy expected to breach the walls.

"We are also starting to see the rain push in to parts of south-west England and part of the Republic of Ireland", Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkhill said.

Shropshire is on the edge of another yellow warning for rain, affecting the whole of Wales throughout Friday. That in itself is likely to bring disruption to roads and there is likely to be some bridge closures and power outages.

Met Éireann are keeping the Orange Status Wind Warning in place for Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Clare until 5pm on Friday evening, while the rest of the country will be taken off the orange status as of 9am on Friday morning. "In addition, leaves and twigs, brought down by the wind, could block drains and culverts, increasing the likelihood of flooding".

But it is set to escape the worst of Storm Callum, remaining "quite dry" and with temperatures up to 24C (75F).

She said the west coast was "not out of the woods" in terms of strong winds and there was still a danger to people on the roads.

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