Winds in Dublin break the speed limit as Storm Callum arrives

Storm Callum is packing heavy rain and strong winds

Storm Callum is packing heavy rain and strong winds

The Met Office issued an amber warning for heavy rain in south Wales until 18:00 BST on Saturday.

The highest speeds were recorded on the Isles of Scilly in the early hours of Friday morning, while 60mph gales were recorded in Camborne in Cornwall and Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire.

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

The City Council is warning that road closures remain in place - as high tides are due this morning - despite the removal of barriers and bollards overnight by motorists.

Thousands of households were left without power and dozens of flights were grounded.

"Widespread flooding from surface water and rivers is probable across south Wales on Friday and Saturday and is possible elsewhere in Wales and parts of western England".

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

The latest updated weather warning includes a description of winds for the north-east of the country that say gusts will likely stay between 100 and 130km/h up until 4pm.

A87 Skye Bridge had reopened to high sided vehicles but with a high winds warning in place.

Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said: "The wind gusts will approach 40-50mph across western parts of Scotland, Wales, western England and Northern Ireland".

Rainfall totals could reach as high as 150mm over the Brecon Beacons, almost as high as the monthly average of 170mm for Wales.

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

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