Storm Callum is bearing down on the UK and the Met Office has issued a yellow warning.
The warning is for a potential risk to life in the worst affected areas as parts of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland could see gusts over 80MPH. The worst of the winds reserved for the Scottish mountains which will likely see over 100MPH gusts.
High tides are also expected to coincide with strong winds and those susceptible to coastal flooding need to keep up to date with local authority flood warnings.
The full MetOffice warning reads:
A spell of windy weather is expected on Friday associated with Storm Callum.
What to expect
- Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
- Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
- Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
- It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves
Gusts of 50 mph are likely with potential for gusts of 60 mph around exposed coasts and hills. High tides are also near their peak, heightening the risk of coastal impacts due to large waves. Strong winds are expected to arrive across Northern Ireland, southwest England and west Wales during Thursday night, spreading to Scotland by Friday morning. Through the day winds are likely to ease across parts of Northern Ireland and southwest Scotland. Elsewhere after a brief lull, winds are expected to strengthen again during the afternoon. In particular for the far northwest of Scotland including the Outer Hebrides. Here gusts are likely to peak at 60-70 mph during the late afternoon and evening before easing overnight