More disruption expected as Storm Callum batters UK

More disruption expected as Storm Callum batters UK

Dublin Airport issued a statement on Twitter to say that Storm Callum "is not having a significant impact on operations" and that the airport is "operating as normal this morning". There is the continued risk of coastal flooding due to high seas. The rain will turn heavy and persistent with some spot flooding possible.

A yellow rain warning covers parts of Scotland, the West Midlands and the north west and is in place until midnight.

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

Both Chirk Castle and Erddig Hall have also been closed throughout today due to the high winds. The power is not back on in those areas but two power cuts remain active, with 15 homes affected in Carlisle and 7 homes affected in Workington. There are limited replacement buses but road closures are also likely.

Passengers are advised to check service updates with ferry companies before travelling from either Holyhead or Fishguard. Winds mostly moderate southeasterly tonight but remain fresh to strong in some coastal areas.

Natural Resources Wales is warning people to be alert for more flooding as the heavy rain could see rivers continuing to rise on Saturday.

A status-orange weather warning is issued by Met Éireann for wind speeds that have the capacity to produce risky and stormy conditions that may constitute a risk to life and property.

The latest warnings come days after rain and strong winds brought flooding and transport disruption to parts of Scotland on Tuesday.

An amber rain warning for Wales in place until 6pm warned of danger to life from fast-flowing, deep floodwater, power cuts, and possibly some communities being cut off.