Stormy weather is on its way here

Floods at Dumbarton Quays

Dumbarton Quay is prone to flooding – and it could happen again on Friday.

Storm Callum is on its way. It might be a beautiful autumn day outside your window, but batten down the hatches and the garden furniture, not to mention the trampolines.

The storm, which has issued a status orange weather warning, will hit Ireland on Thursday night, bringing gales of up to 130 km/h along coasts on its way across the Irish Sea to Scotland.

The storm is expected to reach the west coast of Ireland by 10pm on Thursday night, and last until 9am the following morning. It could be here in Scotland around midnight. Expect winds of between 110 and 130 km/h in some coastal areas along with high tides and flooding.

Met Éireann issued a national weather advisory notice today, ahead of heavy rain and stormy conditions.

The Irish national forecaster issued a status yellow advisory alert for heavy rainfall, which is a preliminary notice released in advance of the full weather warning.

Today the temperature has been 20 degrees in some parts of Scotland but that will drop significantly to 12 or 13 degrees come the weekend.

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