Trains cancelled in Lancashire due to 'severe weather' brought by Storm Callum

Met Office issues upgraded amber alert for Cardigan area

Met Office issues upgraded amber alert for Cardigan area

The family of a 21-year-old man who died in a landslide during Storm Callum has paid tribute to their "beautiful son".

AA Roadwatch have reported that all Irish Rail services are operating though commuters may be faced with delays due to the effects of the storm - such as low rail adhesion.

The Met Office has warned this weekend will be a washout and have issued a yellow weather warning for rain from Friday until Sunday.

There could be a total of up to 40mm of rainfall on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 in southwest Devon and up to 14mm on the south and southwest facing slopes of Dartmoor.

Carmarthenshire has been one of the worst affected areas of Storm Callum and torrential rain has caused rivers to burst their banks and towns and villages have been left flooded.

"We have seen very high levels of rainfall and, at times, we had over 40 flood warnings in place".

Big splash: A jogger is caught by the spray on Salthill promenade, Co Galway, during Storm Callum yesterday.




In Northern Ireland, hundreds of homes and businesses experienced power loss.

Motorists were also warned over tricky driving conditions brought by Callum, with several roads and highways in Cumbria impassable owing to floodwater. "High winds can be particularly risky as vulnerable road users can be blown off course and into the path of oncoming traffic meaning motorists must slow down in general and also allow extra distance when overtaking cyclists or pedestrians".

The rain is again expected to be accompanied by strong winds, which may increase autumnal leaf fall and potential for blocked drains/culverts, heightening the potential for flooding.

Windsor, the scene of Friday's royal wedding, looks set to escape the worst of the storm.

A guest stoops to collect her hat that blew off in the wind as she arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Some drier spells are also likely, particular in the east of the region later on today.

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