Thousands without power this morning as Storm Callum hits Ireland overnight

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The Coastguard also urged the public to avoid exposed coastal areas, tweeting that a photo or video clip "is not worth risking your life for".

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.

The yellow warning runs from 05:00 BST on Friday until midnight on Saturday and the amber warning from 06:00 on Friday until 18:00 on Saturday.

Gusts 50 to 60 miles per hour are likely in some places, with potential for gusts of 70 to 80 miles per hour around exposed coasts and hills.

The Met Office warnings run from the early hours of Friday into Saturday and a number of flood alerts have been issued across south and west Wales.

The zone of heavy rain affecting England and Wales on Friday is then expected to move slowly northwards on Saturday, when a further yellow weather warning is in place.

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Debris would be cleared and areas hit by liquefaction would be turned into parks and sports venues and will include memorials. Nugroho said other victims still are buried in the mud and debris and have not yet been recovered.

"In addition, these winds may increase autumnal leaf fall, which would increase the potential for blocked drains and culverts, heightening the flooding risk".

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has issued a statement asking drivers and other road users to exercise caution as Storm Callum approaches Ireland.

Pembrokeshire County Council is working with multi-agency partners to monitor the situation.

Around 30,000 homes in Ireland, and 1,000 in Britain, were left without electricity after the storm began to batter the south-west.

Train cancellations will affect those travelling the Shrewsbury to Aberyswyth line through Mid Wales all weekend. Additionally, there is a concern for storm surge, coastal flooding, and overtopping of waves around coasts, especially Atlantic coasts, due to the coinciding high spring tides.

While heavy rain is expected to continue into Saturday, the wind is now forecast to ease off by Friday evening. Torrential rain could also cause flooding, power cuts and disrupt travel in southwest and northern England and southern Scotland.

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