Thousands without power as Storm Callum batters Ireland, UK

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Natural Resources Wales has now issued a number of flood warnings, which advises people to take "immediate action", with heavy rain is expected to cause flooding on a number of rivers.

Met Eireann announced that weather warnings for the west and northwest coast would remain in place today until 5pm.

Paul Hand of ESB Networks said 30,000 homes and business were without power, but he anticipated this figure increasing as the storm moves north.

Passengers are advised to check service updates with ferry companies before travelling from either Holyhead or Fishguard.

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A Met Office weather warning remains in place until midnight. The Severe Orange Warning has just recently been extended in time out to 18:00 on Friday for coastal areas of Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare. Hundreds of homes and businesses are also without power, and 20,000 properties were without power in Ireland.

Met Éireann issued Status Orange weather warnings for 13 counties, with high winds coinciding with high tides yesterday evening.

"Control of a vehicle may be affected by strong cross winds".

"We also have yellow and amber warnings of between 50mm and 150mm of rain for Wales".

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Lough Atalia rd, Salthill and associated roads from the entrance to Mutton Island to Threadneedle rd, Inbound Slip Lane on the Dublin rd, Eyre Square (Meyrick Hotel), Dock Road, Victoria Place, Queen Street, Salthill & Toft carparks, and Silver Strand will close.

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

And while Windsor, the scene of Friday's royal wedding, looks set to escape the worst of the storm, those charged with carrying any train on Princess Eugenie's dress may have a challenge on their hands, Ms Kent added.

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