Published: Fri, October 12, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Scotland’s weather: Storm Callum to strike the country

Scotland’s weather: Storm Callum to strike the country

Storm Callum is set to hit the United Kingdom later this week, bringing heavy rain and gale-force winds up to 80mph, as the Met Office says there is a danger to life.

Met Éireann have just upgraded the yellow weather warning to a Status Orange for 13 counties, as Storm Callum is officially named. There will also be spells of heavy rain, high tides and coastal flooding. "You can check our website or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 for any flood warnings that may be in place and keep an eye on weather reports and local news for details of any disruption in your area".

All areas are at risk of experiencing stormy conditions, with southern, western and southeastern coastal counties most at risk of seeing winds in excess of 130km/h.

There is also a status orange marine warning in effect for sting gales in all coastal areas.

Drive to anticipate strong cross winds and other hazards such as falling/fallen trees. If it drifts further east, we would be in for stronger winds.

"We could see rainfall totals building up quite a lot, 40mm-50mm (1.6in-2in) over higher ground".

A WEATHER alert will remain in place across Glasgow this weekend despite the Met Office lifting its "danger to life" warning.

The country is getting ready for Storm Callum.

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The storm will blow in from the Atlantic and hit the United Kingdom early Friday morning.

Meanwhile high tide is due to occur at 7.45am tomorrow, and is expected to coincide with storm surges and low atmospheric pressure, leading to concerns of flooding in the area of Galway Harbour, Spanish Parade, and the Fishmarket. Very high seas are expected too, along with storm and possibly violent storm force winds at sea.

Ireland will bear the brunt of the storm, but gusts of 80mph are expected in parts of Scotland, with up to 10cm of rain falling.

Image - Met Office impact matrix for Friday's wind warning.as event become more likely, could rise to an Amber warning.

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