Storm Callum: Warning as heavy rain and wind continue to batter Lancashire

Storm Callum: Warning as heavy rain and wind continue to batter Lancashire

He warned that gusts of up to 40 or 50 miles per hour will be felt across western parts of Scotland, Wales, and western England throughout the day, with stronger gusts of 60 miles per hour possible along the Irish Sea coast.

In Galway city, coastal routes along the harbour are closed as a precaution ahead of high tide at around 7.45am.

Persistent rainfall and potential flooding have been predicted in Preston this weekend.

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.

The amber warning remains in place until 6pm on Saturday, while the broader yellow rain and wind warnings that include parts of north-west and south-west England, western Scotland and Northern Ireland will remain in place until midnight on Friday.

The A5114 Glanhwfa Road at Llangefni, A4215 at Defynnog in Powys and A4059 in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, were also shut on Friday.

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The most of the storm's impact is expected to hit on Thursday night. "This storm is going to be a direct hit", he added. In North Carolina, Cooper says , "2,800 soldiers will be on active duty, joined by even more on standby".

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

The west of Britain was heaviest hit by the rains, with parts of south-Wales worst affected as rivers burst their banks and homes were left without power. Winds mostly moderate southeasterly tonight but remain fresh to strong in some coastal areas.

Prolonged heavy rain is expected across much of the country on Friday and again on Saturday.

Although all Irish rail services have resumed, delays remain due to "debris on the line and heavy leaf fall overnight causing low rail adhesion issues", according to Irish Rail.

Yellow warnings for rain and wind have also been issued across much of the west coast of the United Kingdom, from northern Scotland to Land's End in Cornwall. Temperatures will return to mainly normal for the time of year with light to moderate southerly winds, freshening from a south to southeasterly direction later as another spell of rain arrives Monday night.