Warning of heavy rain

Hugh Fox
October 15, 2018

A video from the Met Office has shown the impact that Storm Callum will have on the United Kingdom as a whole and when it will head east.

Despite there being no weather warning now in place for Wrexham on Saturday, further heavy rainfall is expected to hit the area throughout most the day.

Officials say one man died Saturday after a landslide in western Wales while another was swept away by rough seas in Brighton on the southern coast of England.

Traffic Scotland said the Forth Road Bridge had been closed in both directions at about 9am, and tweeted it would be re-opened in 15 minutes.

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Corey Sharpling was killed when he tried to get a closer look at the A484 road, near Cwmduad, Wales, while he was travelling to work yesterday, according to the Sun. Drains may not be able to cope with high levels of rainfall, so I would urge everyone to be wary of the possibility of surface water, longer journey times, and possibly the closure of some routes.

Flooding and falling trees have seen major disruption across most rail services in Wales, while trains in Devon and Cornwall are also likely to be delayed.

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Scotland and Northern Ireland should largely have dry, clear conditions through Sunday.

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Some rivers overflowed, flooding homes and leading to a cut in power supplies.

Numerous warnings are for South Wales, with people being urged to stay alert as downpours could mean river levels continuing to rise.

Mr Sharpling died at the scene at about 17:00 BST on Saturday and Dyfed-Powys Police are supporting his family.

It has been reported that a helicopter was used in the search as the man, who is believed to be from the Midlands, was seen struggling in the water.

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At its peak, the storm had winds of over 70mph but the UK's south and east escaped the extreme weather and experienced warm temperatures in the mid-20s.

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