Met Office updates yellow weather warning as Storm Callum approaches

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The strongest winds will be today, one bout this morning and another later this afternoon. The rain will turn heavy and persistent with some spot flooding possible.

The storm is wreaking havoc on travel arrangements, with certain flights being canceled on Friday morning at Cardiff and Exeter airports.

The A5114 Glanhwfa Road at Llangefni, A4215 at Defynnog in Powys and A4059 in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, were also shut on Friday.

Trains between Swansea and Carmarthen stopped running at 19:00 on Friday evening due to anticipated coastal flooding.

Both Chirk Castle and Erddig Hall have also been closed throughout today due to the high winds. National Rail has recommended passengers in western parts of the United Kingdom check before they travel.

638 homes were without power on Friday as Electricity North West dealt with four power cuts across Cumbria, of which 549 were near Penrith.

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

The Met Office has warned heavy rainfall moving in from the South West issued a 36-hour amber warning for Wales. Winds mostly moderate southeasterly tonight but remain fresh to strong in some coastal areas.

Arriva Trains Wales have warned passengers to expect further travel disruption and have published an amended timetable for Saturday.

According to Met Éireann, there's going to be further rain through Saturday. "We've got a wind warning which covers all the western side of the UK".

There are no reported power outages across the county - as well as no major obstructions or debris reported across the road network. "That's quite a substantial amount of rain to come and could bring flooding". The high winds, combined with heavy rain, could see leaves and twigs blocking drains, making flooding more likely, Mr Burkhill said. 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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