A yellow weather warning is in place for Friday and Saturday as Storm Callum is set to hit many parts of Britain with severe force winds and torrential downpours.
High winds between 100kmh and 130kmh can be expected during these periods. Storm Callum is the third named weather system of the season.
Friday’s weather system has been named as #StormCallum by @MetEireann The strongest winds are likely in western Ireland though NW parts of the UK can expect severe gales. The main impacts for the UK will be from heavy rain across some western areas Friday & Saturday #weatheraware pic.twitter.com/KGq20Y2NAU
— Met Office (@metoffice) October 10, 2018
According to Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey: “There is a low-pressure system coming in on Friday for which we have issued a warning, this warning may be changed over the next few days.
“This will depend on the track and the impact of this system, we are not ruling out the possibility of a named storm, but there is a lot of uncertainty at the moment.”
Travel disruption is also predicted as flood and wind warning is in large parts of Scotland, North West England, and Northern Ireland.
Storm Callum poses 'threat to life' with 130kmh gusts to lash coasts https://t.co/yNQmE34I7P pic.twitter.com/i7CYTGshgk
— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) October 11, 2018
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