Thousands without power after Storm Callum


The A5114 Glanhwfa Road at Llangefni, A4215 at Defynnog in Powys and A4059 in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, were also shut on Friday.

Trains between Swansea and Carmarthen stopped running at 19:00 on Friday evening due to anticipated coastal flooding.

"The rain is also of concern with a lot of it to come through 36 hours over Friday and Saturday, especially for western parts of England, south west Scotland and Wales". ESB Networks announced that 30,000 homes were left without power.

Motorists were battling tricky driving conditions, and flooding and falling trees have seen major disruption across rail services in Wales, Devon, Cornwall and between the North West and Scotland.

A series of weather warnings stretching from the north-west coast of Scotland to Land's End, including Northern Ireland are in place, while a number of flood warnings and alerts are in force across south-west England and south Wales. "We've got a wind warning which covers all the western side of the UK".

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The latest updated weather warning includes a description of winds for the north-east of the country that say gusts will likely stay between 100 and 130km/h up until 4pm.

A Met Office spokesman said: "Following Storm Callum, heavy rain will continue to affect parts of northern England for much of Saturday".

One part of south Wales, the Brecon Beacons village of Libanus, recorded 182mm of rain in just 48 hours - way above the monthly total for the region of 169mm.

Strong winds could potentially bring down leaves and branches, increasing the likelihood of flooding due to blocked drains or culverts.

Friday's windy and rainy weather is set to continue this weekend.