Met Office updates yellow weather warning as Storm Callum approaches

Storm Callum​ is expected to push north-eastwards to the west of Britain bringing heavy rain and damaging winds

Thousands without power after Storm Callum

Image: South Wales has been hit by heavy rainfall.

"The rain will continue to push northwards through Saturday night, though it will linger in the far north and northern isles".

In Camborne, Cornwall, gusts of 60mph were recorded and Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire saw winds of 59mph.

Flights were cancelled at Cardiff, Newquay, Exeter and Belfast airports on Friday morning.

Arriva Trains Wales and Great Western Railway have cancelled trains across Wales.

The A5114 Glanhwfa Road at Llangefni, A4215 at Defynnog in Powys and A4059 in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, were also shut on Friday. There is the continued risk of coastal flooding due to high seas. National Rail has recommended passengers in western parts of the United Kingdom check before they travel.

Rail services to Drogheda, Dundalk and Belfast have been suspended because of a tree on the line at Donabate in Dublin. Hundreds of homes and businesses are also without power, and 20,000 properties were without power in Ireland.

Forecasters are warning of more of the same over the weekend, although some parts of England will escape the worst of the weather.

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"We are also starting to see the rain push in to parts of south-west England and part of the Republic of Ireland", Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkhill said.

The M48 Severn crossing near Chepstow was shut eastbound and closed to high-sided vehicles westbound on Friday evening.

There are no reported power outages across the county - as well as no major obstructions or debris reported across the road network.

The yellow weather warning is in place until 11.45pm on Saturday.

A Met Office yellow "be aware" warning for wind has been in place since 3am for the west of the country, with gusts of about 80mph expected.

A 36-hour amber warning for Wales has been issued where almost a month's rain could fall over 48 hours.

Strong winds could potentially bring down leaves and branches, increasing the likelihood of flooding due to blocked drains or culverts.

"The rainfall has been building up through Friday and it continues through Saturday".

The south-east is expected to be blustery but stay "quite dry", with temperatures possibly reaching up to 24C (75F).

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