Storm Callum set to batter Scotland with 80mph winds

Weather warnings are in place for strong winds and heavy rain

Winds of up to 60 miles per hour are also expected to hit Pembrokeshire, which combined with high tides could lead to some coastal impact due to large waves.

A storm that's been dubbed "Callum" will pass to northwest of the United Kingdom on Friday, bringing winds of up to 70mph and a prolonged downpour that will create hazardous conditions across the country.

Storm Callum has been upgraded from a yellow to an amber weather warning, which covers a large part of Pembrokeshire on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13.

There are about 1,080 properties without electricity in Cornwall, according to Western Power Distribution.

"Widespread flooding from surface water and rivers is probable across south Wales on Friday and Saturday and is possible elsewhere in Wales and parts of western England".

Some flights were cancelled at Cardiff and Exeter Airports on Friday morning.

Winds of up to 60 miles per hour are expected to hit the area, which combined with high tides could lead to some coastal impact due to large waves.

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Although the strongest winds are likely in western Ireland, North Western parts of the United Kingdom can also expect severe gales.

-Spray and flooding is likely to lead to hard driving conditions and some road closures.

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.

There is now a yellow weather warning for rain in place for SW Scotland, Lothian Borders from 12am to 23.59pm.

Rainfall totals could reach as high as 150mm over the Brecon Beacons, almost as high as the monthly average of 170mm for Wales.

The main impacts for the United Kingdom will be from heavy rain across some western areas on Friday and Saturday.

But it is set to escape the worst of Storm Callum, remaining "quite dry" and with temperatures up to 24C (75F).

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