Storm Callum will bring heavy rain and gales to the UK this weekend

Storm Callum will bring heavy rain and gales to the UK this weekend
Today (12 Oct) will see the full force of the storm, but unpleasant weather conditions can be expected to continue on Saturday certain areas (Photo: Shutterstock)

Storm Callum is currently hitting the UK with wet and windy weather conditions, bringing heavy downpours and gusts of up to 76mph to some areas.

Today (12 Oct) will see the full force of the storm, but unpleasant weather conditions can be expected to continue on Saturday certain areas.

North of England

The North West of England is set to be very windy today with gales at times, particularly along the coast. Heavy rain will become more persistent into the afternoon, with a risk of some localised flooding.

The North East of England will be similar, with rain set to clear for a time during this evening, before a further swathe of persistent and occasionally heavy rain returns later tonight.

Saturday will see heavy and persistent rain, turning lighter at times, in both the North East and North West, with winds strengthening throughout the day.

Today will see the full force of the storm, but Saturday (October 13) will still see these weather conditions continue in certain areas (Photo: Shutterstock)
Today marks the full force of the storm, but Saturday will still see heavy rain and strong winds continue in certain areas (Photo: Shutterstock)

Sunday will remain changeable and breezy, but more sunshine and less wet and windy weather is forecast.

Yorkshire will be cloudy and windy throughout today, with pulses of rain turning heavy at times.

Saturday will then be cloudy and wet, with a rain stalling over the area. It will become less windy as the day progresses.

Sunday will also remain changeable and breezy.

South of England

The South East of England will be mainly dry, warm and bright today, but it will also be generally windy throughout, particularly in western coastal districts.

Saturday will be similar, with breezy but very warm weather conditions. Eastern areas will be the driest, with the most sunny spells. Western areas will be periodically cloudier with the odd sharp shower possible.

Sunday will start rather cloudy with rain, before brightening later on in the day.

The South West of England will be very windy today with widespread gales. Heavy and persistent rain will affect most parts during the morning, but rain should turn lighter for a small time during the afternoon.

Saturday will be another windy day with heavy rain at times and possible flooding in the West, but rain and wind are set to ease on Sunday, leaving a largely dry day.

Scotland

Scotland will see cloud and heavy, persistent rain spread northeast today towards midday, perhaps bringing some localised afternoon flooding.

Saturday will be a very wet day with heavy persistent rain, especially across eastern Dumfriesshire and western Borders where some flooding is possible.

However, the rain will become lighter and patchier later in the afternoon, with a maximum temperature of 18C.

Rain will begin to clear overnight, with Sunday set to see sunny spells, with showers in the West.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland will see heavy rain across eastern and central parts today, with occasional showers across the north. It will be very windy with severe southerly coastal gales.

Cloud will increase overnight with some rain reaching the southeast towards dawn.

Saturday will be a generally cloudy day with persistent and occasionally heavy rain spreading to all parts.

Eastern parts will become drier during the afternoon, but heavy rain will continue in the west.
Sunday is set to be a bright day, with sunny spells and showers forecast.