Motorists urged to exercise extreme caution in Storm Callum aftermath

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Storm Callum is expected to bring heavy showers between 12am - 11.45pm.

Aer Lingus said in a statement on Twitter: "Aer Lingus: A number of flights on our European network have been cancelled on Friday 12 October due to #StormCallum".

"We are very sorry for the disappointment and inconvenience caused to everyone that was looking forward to the festival".

Clare's Chief Fire Officer, Adrian Kelly says the adverse weather is likely to impact driving conditions tomorrow morning.

Western Power Distribution said more than 950 homes had been left without electricity in south-west England and almost 100 were without power in south Wales.

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

A zone of heavy rain associated with an intense weather system affecting western parts of the United Kingdom will become slow moving for a time, bringing prolonged rainfall and the potential for surface water flooding.

The latest warnings come days after rain and strong winds brought flooding and transport disruption to parts of Scotland on Tuesday.

The weather warning is due to stay in force until midnight.

Northern Ireland's Health and Safety Executive issued guidance to businesses which could be affected by the storm.

At this time of year the wind is also likely to cause more leaves to fall on the roads, which can block drains and increase localised surface flooding.

The organisation warned of danger from flying debris or falling objects and called on employers to assess the risk from the effect of storm conditions on their work activities, identify hazards and take necessary precautions.

Met Office is urging people to be prepared for potential dangers with weather warnings in place as Storm Callum prepares to batter Northern Ireland on Friday.

According to reports from the RTÉ, The National Emergency Co-ordination Group is due to meet at around 9am to assess the situation.

A spokesman for the Met Office said some parts of the Wales could see more rain by Sunday than they would expect in the whole of October.

Flights were cancelled at Cardiff, Newquay, Exeter and Belfast airports on Friday morning.

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