Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Storm Callum to BATTER Glasgow with heavy rain and strong winds

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Deanna Wagner | 12 October, 2018, 03:25

The minister said: "The precise impact on day-to-day activities will not be known until early Friday morning and the public - including schools and business owners - should keep informed of weather forecasts and make decisions based on local conditions".

The main impacts for the United Kingdom will be from heavy rain across some western areas on Friday and Saturday.

Storm Callum will reach Britain's shores on Friday morning before it barrels across the country.

The weather warning for wind is in place for Central, Tayside & Fife, Highlands & Eilean Siar, Northern Ireland, southwest Scotland and Lothian Borders Strathclyde between 3am to midnight on Friday.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for parts of the United Kingdom on Friday and Saturday.

Storm Callum is set to hit various parts of the United Kingdom with wet and windy weather conditions, including Edinburgh, but what can we expect when the storm arrives?

The Met Office is also warning of possible disruption to transport services. It is quite a wet and windy day on Friday itself with outbreaks of rain.

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It comes on top of existing yellow Met Office warnings for high winds and heavy rain across most of the country.

While Northern Ireland will enjoy some respite from the stormy conditions on Friday afternoon, winds are expected to pick up in the far northwest of Scotland into the evening.

"We are going to get very high winds followed by a lot of rain and there could be some coastal surge". "Along with a spell of heavy rain and high tides there is a risk of coastal flooding and damage".

An amber warning for heavy rain has been issued for most of south Wales on Friday, as Storm Callum approaches.

A combination of winds up to 60 miles per hour and heavy rainfall are set to make driving conditions hazardous - including along the coast at times of high tides.

The rain is accompanied by strong winds, which when combined with high tides may lead to some coastal impacts due to large waves.

Director Stephen Stewart said: "Even though power cuts are rare, during times of heavy rain and flooding they become more likely".