Ten flights cancelled at Glasgow Airport as Storm Callum strikes

Ten flights cancelled at Glasgow Airport as Storm Callum strikes

Most of Britain will be drenched by torrential rain and battered by 50mph winds today as Storm Callum continues to wreak havoc on the country.

SP Energy Networks issued advice on power cuts and forecasters said transport disruption was likely.

The rain combined with 70mph that hit the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the west coast of Britain also caused flights to be grounded yesterday and this could continue to be a problem.

Storm Callum was striking parts of the United Kingdom on Friday morning with gale force winds of up to 76 miles per hour (120 kph) and torrential rain, leaving thousands of people without power across Ireland and the British Isles.

A number of flood warnings have also been issued, with more than 30 further flood alerts after power cuts, travel chaos and damage to property on Friday.

Fallen trees have been reported in many parts of the country and numerous roads have been closed, with the Cobh to Fota road closed due to a mudslide.

There has also been reports of tress down and flooding in parts with warnings of hazardous conditions through the day.

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Also, a lack of education and safety drills means people don't know how to protect themselves when an natural disaster strikes. Humanitarian assistance has poured into the disaster-ravaged city but the recovery ever been criticised as moving too slowly.

Met Eireann announced that weather warnings for the west and northwest coast would remain in place today until 5pm. The Met Office has warned that heavy rain is likely to cause flash floods and could present a risk to life.

Strong winds could potentially bring down leaves and branches, increasing the likelihood of flooding due to blocked drains or culverts.

The National Emergency Coordination Group has warned the public to stay away from coastal areas until the lifting of the status orange weather warning.

A yellow rain warning covers parts of Scotland, the West Midlands and the north west and is in place until midnight.

There are now 28 flood warnings in place across south Wales with a further 39 flood alerts - and this could rise.

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

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