Department of Education issue statement on schools opening during Storm Callum

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THE Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for much of the United Kingdom this weekend as Storm Callum threatens to strike.

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 warnings are set to remain in place until 9 o' clock tomorrow morning for most of the country.

Local Social Media weather expert Louth Weather has warned that Storm Callum has the potential to cause damage upon its arrival later tonight and early tomorrow morning. "You can check our website or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 for any flood warnings that may be in place and keep an eye on weather reports and local news for details of any disruption in your area". Another bout of strong southerly winds will spread in during Friday night and last into Saturday but this won't be as bad as on Friday, just another windy day.


"The public are asked to be careful on all roads due to surface water flooding and in coastal areas, especially at high tide".

Limerick City and County Council has crews on standby to deal with any serious issues as a result from Storm Callum.

Winds of up to 130km are expected, possibly going even higher in coastal areas.

The storm is set to blow in from the Atlantic and will hit the United Kingdom just hours before Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank tie the knot at Windsor Castle on Friday morning.


The National Emergency Coordination Group is meeting today to prepare for the arrival of Storm Callum.

The county council is urging motorists to avoid all coastal roads, and to only make essential journeys.

"Though the winds will ease down by late morning/forenoon, a sting in the tail will follow, with a deterioration likely again later, as the trailing waving weather front potentially feeds up further pulses of heavy rain from the south, with the possibility of a further core of severe southerly gusts for south, southeast and east coasts towards evening".


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