Over 30000 left without power after Storm Callum batters Ireland overnight

A cancer patient receiving radiotherapy

A cancer patient receiving radiotherapy

Winds of 76mph on the Isles of Scilly were the highest recorded, while parts of Cornwall and Pembrokshire experienced 60mph gales.

The Met Office issued an amber warning across much of south Wales, advising residents to expect torrential rain and widespread disruption to travel from Friday morning until Saturday evening.

It said around 150 customers remained without power on Friday afternoon.

THE Met Office has upgraded its weather warning for later this week, predicting that an incoming storm could bring deep flood water.

A spokesperson from NIE Networks said: "We are continuing to liaise with the Met Office and to monitor the passage of Storm Callum".

The Britannia Bridge between Anglesey and the mainland was closed to all vehicles, and the A465 Heads of the Valleys road was also closed at Hirwaun in Rhondda Cynon Taff due to flooding. But there had been no confirmation was open again by 10.30am.

A yellow warning remains in place across Northern Ireland and much of the United Kingdom until midnight as Storm Callum sweeps in from the Atlantic.

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This intense area of low-pressure will pass to the west of Ireland, northern England and Scotland during Friday.

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.

A yellow wind warning has been updated for the 60-70 miles per hour winds which will accompany #StormCallum.

The south-east is expected to be blustery but stay "quite dry", with temperatures possibly reaching up to 24C (75F).

Guests arriving at the royal wedding in a windy Windsor had to hold on to their hats, with gusts of up to 32 miles per hour.

The winds may arrive several hours earlier than expected.

"It's going to be blowy but not enough to cause any weather impacts", she said.

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