Published: Sun, October 14, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Ten flights cancelled at Glasgow Airport as Storm Callum strikes

Ten flights cancelled at Glasgow Airport as Storm Callum strikes

Wind speeds hit 76mph on the Isles of Scilly as Storm Callum blew in during the early hours of Friday.

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. Hundreds of homes and businesses are also without power, and 20,000 properties were without power in Ireland.

Rail services to Drogheda, Dundalk and Belfast have been suspended because of a tree on the line at Donabate in Dublin.

Western Power Distribution said more than 950 homes had been left without electricity in south-west England and almost 100 were without power in south Wales.

The weather warning is due to stay in force until midnight. Winds mostly moderate southeasterly tonight but remain fresh to strong in some coastal areas.

Residents across Blackpool, the rest of Lancashire and Cumbria have been warned by the Met Office that there is a risk of flooding as persistent downpours are expected to last for most of Saturday. "We've got a wind warning which covers all the western side of the UK".

The yellow weather warning is in place until 11.45pm on Saturday. "That's quite a substantial amount of rain to come and could bring flooding".

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

The Met Office issued an amber warning across much of south Wales, advising residents to expect torrential rain and widespread disruption to travel from Friday morning until Saturday evening. 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.

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