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Speaking on RTÉ's News at One, Joanna Donnelly of Met Éireann said winds would be strongest in coastal areas.

Winds of 50mph will batter Northern Ireland, southwest England and west Wales during Thursday night, spreading to Scotland by Friday morning.

Winds will be strongest overnight and early on Friday, gusting between 110 and 130 km/h (80mph) at coasts.

Meteorologist with Met Eireann Joanna Donnelly says all coastal counties will be impacted.

There is also a warning for rain in place for Cumbria from 12am to 23.59pm on Saturday (October 13).

Met Éireann has named an intense area of low-pressure, which will pass to the west of Ireland, northern England and Scotland during Friday, Storm Callum.

The spokeswoman said: "The zone of heavy rain affecting England and Wales on Friday is expected to slowly move northwards on Saturday, with the focus of heaviest rainfall slowly moving away from south Wales but increasingly into parts of Scotland".




Shropshire is on the edge of a yellow weather warning issued by the Met Office - and Mid Wales is right in the firing line.

According to the Met Office, gusts of 50 miles per hour are likely with potential for gusts of 60 miles per hour around exposed coasts and hills.

A Status Yellow warning will also come into effect for Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Limerick and Tipperary at 11pm tomorrow night and will reain in place until 9am Friday.

Storm Callum is expected to bring gale force winds of up to 150 kmph with torrential rain.

"The strongest winds associated with this event will occur during the night-time hours and Friday morning rush-hour commute".

The county council is urging motorists to avoid all coastal roads, and to only make essential journeys. There will also be spells of heavy rain, high tides and coastal flooding. There is the potential for flooding in these areas.


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