Ten flights cancelled at Glasgow Airport as Storm Callum strikes

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

Although the strongest winds are likely in western Ireland, North Western parts of the United Kingdom can also expect severe gales.

It is due to pass to the west of Ireland, northern England and Scotland during Friday. There will also be heavy and persistent rain across a swathe of Britain leading to flooding and further disruption.

The highest speeds have been recorded on the Isles of Scilly in the early hours of Friday, while 60mph gales were recorded in Camborne in Cornwall and Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire.

Cardiff and Exeter airports also announced some flights had been cancelled because of the weather.

Several bridges were closed, buildings were damaged and most trains were cancelled. The Severe Orange Warning has just recently been extended in time out to 18:00 on Friday for coastal areas of Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

A Met Office yellow "be aware" warning for wind has been in place since 3am for the west of the country, with gusts of about 80mph expected. National Rail has recommended passengers in western parts of the United Kingdom check before they travel.

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Passengers are advised to check service updates with ferry companies before travelling from either Holyhead or Fishguard.

The Republic of Ireland has been the worst affected by Storm Callum, with 20,000 homes and business left without power on Friday morning.

Power cuts could also result and other services - including mobile phone and broadband network coverage - could be impacted.

A series of weather warnings stretching from the north-west coast of Scotland to Land's End, including Northern Ireland are in place, while a number of flood warnings and alerts are in force across south-west England and south Wales. If it drifts further east, we would be in for stronger winds.

Shropshire is on the edge of another yellow warning for rain, affecting the whole of Wales throughout Friday.

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