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Gales and heavy rain to end the week

11 October 2018

Official warnings will be issued in line with those forecasts, Ms Lowe added.

A Met Office yellow warning for wind comes into place across much of the west coast between 3am and midnight on Friday - with a section of western Perthshire falling within the danger zone.

The warning for Cork and Kerry is valid from Thursday 11 October 2018 22:00 to Friday 12 October 2018 09:00.

"The public are asked to be careful on all roads due to surface water flooding and in coastal areas, especially at high tide". Another bout of strong southerly winds will spread in during Friday night and last into Saturday but this won't be as bad as on Friday, just another windy day. The focus of heaviest rainfall will remain across Wales, and move increasingly into parts of Scotland.

"An orange level warning is issued by Met Éireann for wind speeds with the capacity to produce risky, stormy conditions which may constitute a risk to life and property", a spokesperson said.

The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for Northern Ireland, western parts of Scotland, Wales and northern parts of England.

"Our teams are doing all they can to reduce the risk for communities, but if there is flooding we want to make sure people are doing all they can to keep themselves safe".

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Drive to anticipate strong cross winds and other hazards such as falling/fallen trees.

Beware of objects being blown out onto the road.

The Council's Severe Weather Co-Ordination Group will continue to meet in order to assess the impact of the storm.

Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst said: "Storm Callum is coming from the middle of the Atlantic".

There will be occasionally strong southeasterly winds, which will then ease.

The winds will pick up and there'll be gales down many western coasts, with top gusts expected to reach 70mph in Western Scotland, the closest area to the centre of the low pressure.

Higher wind speeds will impact all areas of the province, with exposed coasts and hills the worst affected.

Gales and heavy rain to end the week