Storm Callum has swept the UK, bringing winds of 70mph to some parts of the country.

The Met Office has issued a yellow wind and rain weather warning for today, Friday, October 12 and tomorrow, Saturday October 13.

There’s also an amber weather warning for South West England, North East England, North West England, South West Scotland, Lothian Borders, Wales and Yorkshire and Humber.

Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkhill said: “We’ve got a wind warning which covers all the western side of the UK. That in itself is likely to bring disruption to roads and there is likely to be some bridge closures and power outages.

“We also have yellow and amber warnings of between 50mm and 150mm of rain for Wales. That’s quite a substantial amount of rain to come and could bring flooding.”

As a result, flights from Cardiff and Exeter airports were cancelled today and rail passengers in Wales, and the south-west of England, have been warned of travel disruptions due to high winds.

Swansea Promenade was hit by Storm Callum this morning (Image: Jonathan Myers)

Meanwhile, Flybe airlines has cancelled 25 flights, both arriving and departing, from Belfast Airport tomorrow morning.

Due to the heavy rainfall and strong winds, drainage systems could become blocked by leaves, leading to floods, the Met Office has warned.

Its Chief Meteorologist, Frank Saunders, said; “Strong winds at this time of year can increase the rate of leaf fall which can potentially block drains or culverts and, with the heavy rainfall expected over Friday and Saturday, could well heighten the potential for flooding.

“There is also a risk that the high winds associated with Storm Callum, combined with high tides, may lead to some coastal impacts due to large waves.”

Luckily, Windsor – where Princess Eugenie is getting married today – has escaped the worst of the storm, although some guests’ hats were blown off this morning when they arrived to the church.

The strong winds and rain pours will continue for the next two days, but they are expected to ease off by Sunday – currently no weather warnings have been put in place.

Storm Callum is the third named storm of the season. The other two storms were in September and were named Ali and Bronagh.

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