Storm Callum set to batter Scotland with 80mph winds

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A Met Office spokesman said: "As Storm Callum passes to the northwest of the United Kingdom, a period of heavy rain will affect South Wales during Friday, with further spells of persistent and heavy rain at times during Saturday".

The warnings, in force from midnight on Friday October 12 until just before midnight on Saturday October 13, warn that further heavy and persistent rainfall is expected on Saturday, with more flooding possible.

An amber warning for rain remains in place for parts of south Wales until 6pm, with further flooding and power cuts likely.

Thousands of households have been left without power and dozens of flights grounded after Storm Callum hit the United Kingdom and Ireland in the early hours of this morning.

According to the forecasters: "Gusts 50 to 60 miles per hour are likely in some places, with potential for gusts of 70 to 80 miles per hour around exposed coasts and hills, with large waves an additional hazard".

A yellow warning also covers parts of Scotland and the north west and south east of England.

The forecasters "danger to life" yellow warning on Saturday is for rain that could results in flooding to homes and businesses, causing damage to some buildings.

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"The strongest winds are expected across Northern Ireland during the morning".

"Natural Resources Wales has issued flood alerts for the Pembrokeshire coast due to a low pressure system bringing tidal surges, strong winds and large waves on top of high astronomical tide period" he continued.

Franchise owner Ron Mounsey said: 'It is a very, very sad day for us as his employer but also the staff who worked with him'.

Large parts of South and West Wales were under water and police to stay off the road unless their journeys were absolutely necessary.

Translink has warned of disruption and speed restrictions across it's network, and the Belfast Glider service may also be affected due to poor road conditions. SEPA is expecting to issue a number of Flood Alerts for much of southern Scotland and the Central Belt over the next few days.

If flooding does occur there is a chance that trains or bus services could be cancelled.

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