Met Office Issues Yellow Rain Warnings As Storm Callum Approaches

Met Eireann issues status yellow warning with 'wet and very windy' weather expected

Met Eireann issues status yellow warning with 'wet and very windy' weather expected

These maybe get updated to Amber as the forecast gains more confidence.

"Possibly damaging and disruptive southeast winds will veer southwest after the passage of this front, with the strongest of the winds set to impact coastal areas".

The county council is urging motorists to avoid all coastal roads, and to only make essential journeys.

Arriva Trains Wales is warning passengers to check before they travel as services may be disrupted.

The winds will ease over all of Ireland on Friday afternoon and by Friday evening for Scotland.

However forecasters say Tayside and Fife may well dodge the worst of the windy conditions come Friday. Very high seas are expected too, along with storm and possibly violent storm force winds at sea.

Power cuts, travel disruption and hard driving conditions are also predicted, with yellow weather warnings for wind covering Northern Ireland and western parts of Wales, England and Scotland throughout Friday. And another for Saturday which covers more of Scotland.

At this time of year the wind is also likely to cause more leaves to fall on the roads, which can block drains and increase localised surface flooding.

"Although the winds will ease quickly across Northern Ireland and much of Scotland, there is a chance that a separate swathe of very strong winds with gusts of 70-80 miles per hour may affect the Outer Hebrides and the far northwest of the Scottish mainland for a time in the afternoon, before easing during the evening. There could be localised flooding issues".

The third storm of the 18/19 season is set to bring heavy downpours and strong gales to Northern Ireland, with yellow weather warnings now in place in some areas.

The east coast may experience some "localised flooding" but it is not expected to be widespread, unlike the aforementioned counties.

A Status Yellow warning will also come into effect for Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Limerick and Tipperary at 11pm tomorrow night and will reain in place until 9am Friday.

Natural Resources Wales had issued five flood alerts for the south coast of the country by Thursday evening.

Winds will continue into tomorrow morning.