No significant impact on Galway so far after Storm Callum makes landfall

No significant impact on Galway so far after Storm Callum makes landfall

"As well as coastal flooding very heavy rain is likely to occur in southern and southeastern parts of the country during Callum and from a second weather system during Saturday".

"The Met office have issued two YELLOW be aware weather warning for rain for the Scottish Borders".

Motorists are being warned to exercise extreme caution along all road networks as there have been numerous reports of fallen trees on routes nationwide.

Storm Callum is starting to make itself felt ahead of the arrival of torrential downpours and winds of up to 70mph over parts of the United Kingdom on Friday.

Met Eireann said an orange weather alert would remain in place until 5pm on Friday for counties Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Sligo, but the forecaster lifted the warning for the rest of Ireland on Friday morning.

An amber rain warning for Wales in place until 6pm warned of danger to life from fast-flowing, deep floodwater, power cuts, and possibly some communities being cut off.

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

Several flights were cancelled out of Dublin and Belfast due to the storm on Friday morning, but airports were otherwise operating as normal.

The road remains closed as council officers clear the area and McDonald's in Carmarthen shut its doors on Saturday as a mark of respect.

According to Met Éireann, there's going to be further rain through Saturday.

"Rain pushes south on Sunday, Monday looks decent and Tuesday will see strong winds in the North, followed by a quiet spell with high pressure from midweek and more unsettled conditions into next weekend".

The high winds, combined with heavy rain, could see leaves and twigs blocking drains, making flooding more likely, meteorologist Sarah Kent said. Combine this with the pretty terrible weather we've had overnight and it doesn't give you very good driving conditions.