Storm Callum: Roads closed and hundreds without power


While on Saturday there is a "danger to life" alert over potential flooding due to rain covering Lothian and Borders and Dumfries and Galloway.

Western Power Distribution, an electricity distribution network operator for the Midlands, south Wales and southwest England, reported that more than 950 homes were without power in southwest England, with a further 100 homes in south Wales.

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.

Met Office Shawbury said wind was expected to pick up on Friday along with outbreaks of rain.

Wind speeds hit 76mph on the Isles of Scilly as Storm Callum blew in during the early hours of Friday.

Driving conditions will be hard, there is the risk of flooding. Some flights were cancelled at Cardiff and Exeter Airports on Friday morning.

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The weather warning comes just weeks after Storm Ali battered the country, leaving 70,000 homes without power.

The Met Office is advising people to take caution as the weather could cause power cuts, travel disruptions and flooding. If it drifts further east, we would be in for stronger winds.

Ireland's weather service Met Éireann issued a status orange warning last night, as winds of 110km/h caused Aer Lingus to cancel a number of flights due to depart this morning.

A yellow "be aware" warning is in place for the rest of Wales for strong winds.

Whitchurch in Pembrokeshire saw 15mm of rain fall in a matter of hours on Friday morning as Michael moved in.

And while Windsor, the scene of Friday's royal wedding, looks set to escape the worst of the storm, those charged with carrying any train on Princess Eugenie's dress may have a challenge on their hands, Ms Kent added.