Monday, 10 December, 2018

Terrifying map shows United Kingdom battered by heavy rain as Storm Callum hits

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An amber warning for rain remains in place for parts of south Wales until 6pm, with further flooding and power cuts likely.

Last night, gusts of wind were in excess of 110 km/h, with the western side of the country experiencing the strongest winds.

The latest updated weather warning includes a description of winds for the north-east of the country that say gusts will likely stay between 100 and 130km/h up until 4pm.

The storm has caused severe power cuts that have largely affected southwest Ireland.

Chief Meteorologist Frank Saunders, said; "Strong winds at this time of year can increase the rate of leaf fall which can potentially block drains or culverts and, with the heavy rainfall expected over Friday and Saturday, could well heighten the potential for flooding".

Natural Resources Wales has now issued a number of flood warnings, which advises people to take "immediate action", with heavy rain is expected to cause flooding on a number of rivers.

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The backstop is the insurance policy for making sure the frictionless border between Northern Ireland and the Republic is maintained after Brexit.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the North West on Saturday 13 October.

One train in Penrhiwceiber in Wales's Cynon Valley was stranded as water flooded the tracks.

The City Council is warning that road closures remain in place - as high tides are due this morning - despite the removal of barriers and bollards overnight by motorists.

Already there are delays and cancellations to train and bus services.

The Britannia Bridge between Anglesey and the mainland was closed to all vehicles, and the A465 Heads of the Valleys road was also closed at Hirwaun in Rhondda Cynon Taff due to flooding.

Calmac cancelled many of its Western Isles ferries for the entire day and advised passengers to check before travelling.

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