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Tell us: are you being affected by extreme weather in the UK?

Tell us: are you being affected by extreme weather in the UK?

Around 30,000 homes in Ireland, and 1,000 in Britain, were left without electricity after the storm began to batter the south-west.

The majority of FlyBe flights to and from Belfast City Airport were also canceled between 06.00 a.m. and 09.30 a.m. Friday, causing further knock-on delays throughout the day.

The Met Office has upgraded its weather warning to amber for South Wales and is warning of possible flooding, power cuts and road closures.

The Met Office has warned heavy rainfall moving in from the South West could present a risk to life and issued a 36-hour amber warning for Wales.

Arriva said only very limited replacement buses will be available and advised people to check the latest advice before travelling.

"The strongest winds are expected across Northern Ireland during the morning".

The high winds, combined with heavy rain, could see leaves and twigs blocking drains, making flooding more likely, Mr Burkhill said.

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Winds of up to 60 miles per hour are also expected to hit Pembrokeshire, which combined with high tides could lead to some coastal impact due to large waves.

Rain will clear to showers in Northern parts but further heavy rain is likely to spread into Southern and Eastern areas with the ongoing flooding risk.

The National Emergency Coordination Group is to be meet at 3pm this afternoon to discuss preparations and response to the storm.

There is also a warning for rain in place for Cumbria from 12am to 23.59pm on Saturday (October 13).

Met Éireann said the strong winds will continue for the morning, with the Status Orange warnings for Storm Callum remaining in place until 5pm for northwestern coastal areas.

And it looks like the bad weather will affect a number of flights over the coming days, with Aer Lingus announcing that they've cancelled some flights due to the expected adverse weather conditions.


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