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Orange warning ahead of strong winds and high tides

Orange warning ahead of strong winds and high tides

The orange warning is in palce for 13 counties Meath, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Kerry, Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork, and Waterford and will stay in place from 10 pm tomorrow (Thursday) until 12pm on Friday.

"There is the also the risk of coastal flooding due to high tides and surge".

There is also a yellow warning of heavy rainfall for the north of England and parts of Scotland on Saturday.

Storm Callum is the third named storm of the season.

The forecaster issued the status yellow weather advisory for Ireland.

But heavy rain and strong gales could feature in the weather by the end of the week, with the latest named Storm - Storm Callum - expected to hit the United Kingdom on Friday.

Met Office is urging people to be prepared for potential dangers with weather warnings in place as Storm Callum prepares to batter Northern Ireland on Friday.

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"For Tayside and Fife on Friday there are no warnings in force but the rain is going to continue across the area right into Saturday".

The strongest winds are expected across eastern areas of Northern Ireland during the early hours of Friday morning followed by Scotland from mid-morning onward. There is also the risk of further severe Southerly winds impinging onto Southern and Eastern coastal areas during the day.

The AA is advising motorists to reduce their speed accordingly to improve their ability to maintain control of their vehicle when driving through areas affected by Storm Callum.

"Strong winds will be everywhere but they they will be strongest at the coast", she said, adding that the storm is out to the west of country by about 300km.

Saturday is then set to see persistent and heavy rain, particularly through the morning.

"There are a number of locations on our network which have been susceptible to flooding during extreme weather and as such we are looking at possible amendments to services in partnership with Network Rail to reduce the impact of this weather".

The rain is accompanied by strong winds, which when combined with high tides may lead to some coastal impacts due to large waves.


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