What can we expect when Storm Callum hits Scotland?

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Storm Callum is set to hit various parts of the UK, including Scotland, but what can we expect when the storm arrives?

The third storm of the 18/19 season is set to bring heavy downpours and strong gales to the country, with yellow weather warnings currently in place in some areas.

The third storm of the 18/19 season is set to bring heavy downpours and strong gales to the country, with yellow weather warnings currently in place in some areas

The third storm of the 18/19 season is set to bring heavy downpours and strong gales to the country, with yellow weather warnings currently in place in some areas

Today is set to be rather cloudy, with outbreaks of showery rain, but this is set to soon clear.

However, it is tomorrow when the full force of Storm Callum is set to hit, with a wet and windy start to the day.

Cloud is set to increase again through the early afternoon, with further occasionally heavy rain spreading north.

Saturday is also set to see rain in certain areas, becoming persistent and heavy through the morning.

Yellow weather warnings currently in place

There are currently three yellow warnings in place for Scotland.

A warning is in place for rain from 5am on Friday (October 12) to 23:59. This warning covers SW Scotland, Lothian Borders.

What to expect from this warning

-There is a chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings, the greatest likelihood being in parts of south Wales and southwest England

-Spray and flooding is likely to lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures. In Wales, fast-flowing or deep floodwater is possible

-Where flooding occurs, there is a chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services

-There is a chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses

Highlands & Eilean Siar and SW Scotland, Lothian Borders also have a warning in place for wind, as a spell of windy weather is expected on Friday associated with Storm Callum.

This warning is in place from 3am to 23.59pm.

What to expect from this warning

-Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely

-Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely

-Some short term loss of power and other services is possible

-It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves

Following Storm Callum, heavy rain will continue to affect southwest England, parts of Wales and northwest England along with southern Scotland for much of Saturday. There is currently a yellow weather warning for rain in place for SW Scotland, Lothian Borders from 12am to 23.59pm.

What to expect from this warning

Areas of high ground will be most affected, with the potential for a further 50-80 mm quite widely over hills. Further strong winds may bring down leaves and branches, increasing the likelihood of flooding due to blocked drains or culverts.