Storm Callum hits across Wales

Storm Callum hits across Wales

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Cardiff, Oct 13: Storm Callum hit Wales on Friday, the local Met office said. According to the Met Office an amber warning for heavy rain from Friday morning into Saturday for south Wales, while the whole country has a warning for wind. Gusts hit 72mph (116km) at Capel Curig in Conwy with 15mm (0.6in) of rain falling in three hours near St Davids, the weather department said.

The worst of the rain is expected to be on south and south-facing hills, with 120mm to 160mm (4.7in to 6.3in) predicted, according to the Met Office. Heavy rain is expected to cause flooding on a number of rivers, including the River Towy at Carmarthen Quay in Carmarthenshire, the River Lower Clydach at Clydach Bridge in Monmouthshire, the River Neath at Aberdulais and Resolven in Neath Port Talbot, the River Tawe at Abercraf and the River Twrch at Cwmtwrch, both in Powys.

The yellow warning for wind affects the whole country and is likely to cause problems on road, rail and ferries. The yellow warnings for wind and rain last until midnight, but the amber warning for rain across south Wales is set to last until 1800 hours on Saturday.

Wind speeds are expected to drop slightly, but rain is likely to be set in until Sunday, which will be cooler but is set to be dry as the storm passes. (UNI)