Landslip kills at least one in Wales as Storm Callum brings torrential rain, gales and flooding

Three lives have now been claimed by Storm Callum after a man was killed in a landslip on Saturday evening.

On Friday, a man died after being pulled from water at Penarth Marina, Wales, along with a woman who remains in hospital.

Hours later, a man’s body was found in water near Brighton Palace Pier, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency confirmed.

The casualty died after being swept away by rough seas in the East Sussex town at 1.30am on Saturday. Later the same day another man died in a landslip in Wales.

Police confirmed the third man died in Cwmduad on the A484 between Carmarthen and Cardigan as parts of the country were battered by strong winds and torrential rain.

A car and van submerged in flooding caused by Storm Callum, outside Ken Williams Motors in Carmathen, Wales on Sunday morning

A car and van submerged in flooding caused by Storm Callum, outside Ken Williams Motors in Carmathen, Wales on Sunday morning

A car and van submerged in flooding caused by Storm Callum, outside Ken Williams Motors in Carmathen, Wales on Sunday morning

The aftermath of the flood caused by the unusually high tide of river Towy and storm Callum in Carmarthen, near to where a man died in a landslip on Saturday evening

The aftermath of the flood caused by the unusually high tide of river Towy and storm Callum in Carmarthen, near to where a man died in a landslip on Saturday evening

The aftermath of the flood caused by the unusually high tide of river Towy and storm Callum in Carmarthen, near to where a man died in a landslip on Saturday evening

Dyfed-Powys Police said the force was ‘dealing with a landslip’ where a person has been confirmed dead. The family of the victim is being supported by specialist officers, officers said, while the road remained closed on Sunday morning. 

One small town was turned into an island on Saturday after being cut off by torrential rain brought in by the storm when river banks burst and flooded the streets.

Cars left completely submerged in water were abandoned by owners and sandbags had to be wedged against Crickhowell residents’ front doors to stop the floods from getting inside. 

Firefighters were forced to stand on walls to avoid the floods as they pumped water from the local pub.

An amber warning for rain was put in place by The Met Office on Saturday for parts of south Wales, with flooding expected to cause ‘a danger to life’.

Emergency services  after they were called to search for a man swept out to sea near the Brighton Pier when torrential rain and high winds hit the seafront on Saturday

Emergency services  after they were called to search for a man swept out to sea near the Brighton Pier when torrential rain and high winds hit the seafront on Saturday

Emergency services after they were called to search for a man swept out to sea near the Brighton Pier when torrential rain and high winds hit the seafront on Saturday

Newhaven Coastguard, Shoreham Coastguard and Brighton Lifeboats were dispatched after receiving reports of a person in the water between South Street and Regency Square in Hove

Newhaven Coastguard, Shoreham Coastguard and Brighton Lifeboats were dispatched after receiving reports of a person in the water between South Street and Regency Square in Hove

Newhaven Coastguard, Shoreham Coastguard and Brighton Lifeboats were dispatched after receiving reports of a person in the water between South Street and Regency Square in Hove

Cars make their way through flood water in the town of Carmarthen in West Wales near to where a man was killed by a landslip on the A484 

Cars make their way through flood water in the town of Carmarthen in West Wales near to where a man was killed by a landslip on the A484 

Cars make their way through flood water in the town of Carmarthen in West Wales near to where a man was killed by a landslip on the A484 

People in the surrounding area were told to evacuate their homes overnight when more than a months worth of rain fell in 48 hours. 

Elsewhere, strong winds on a runway at Bristol Airport caused an airliner to land sideways on Friday.

Dramatic footage showed the TUI Airways Boeing 757-200 being swept from side to side as it attempted to land in treacherous conditions.

The clip captured the moment the pilot eventually landed the plane with its nose facing in the wrong direction in the 40-knot crosswinds.

Extremely strong winds on a runway at Bristol Airport caused an TUI Airways Boeing 757-200 to land sideways on Friday

Extremely strong winds on a runway at Bristol Airport caused an TUI Airways Boeing 757-200 to land sideways on Friday

Extremely strong winds on a runway at Bristol Airport caused an TUI Airways Boeing 757-200 to land sideways on Friday

‘Aircrafts need to compensate for the crosswind otherwise they will be blown off course,’ Mraviationguy, a UK based YouTuber who regularly films aviation videos told the Mirror.

‘They do this by pointing their nose into the direction the wind is coming from, demonstrated perfectly by this crew.’ 

A number of roads were still closed on Sunday morning owing to floods across the county and police are continuing to warn people not to travel unless it is essential after heavy rain overnight.

Footage captured the moment the pilot eventually landed the plane with its nose facing in the wrong direction in the 40-knot crosswinds

Footage captured the moment the pilot eventually landed the plane with its nose facing in the wrong direction in the 40-knot crosswinds

Footage captured the moment the pilot eventually landed the plane with its nose facing in the wrong direction in the 40-knot crosswinds

Police confirmed the A484 remains closed this morning after a landslide on Saturday night in which a man died.

Dyfed Powys Police said river levels in parts of Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire are still exceptionally high and a number of roads and bridges remain closed.

A police spokesperson added: ‘Our advice is to only travel if it is essential. If you need to make a journey, check for road closures beforehand. Observe closures and warning signs and never risk driving through flood water.’

But Storm Callum is said to be weakening across the country on Sunday following the weekend’s devastation – with weather set to remain warm.

Forecasters said there would still be some rain Sunday but that the areas heaviest hit by the storm should brighten throughout the day. 

A stranded car is completely submerged in flood water in a car park in  Crickhowell, southeastern Wales, where rivers have overflown and flooded the streets

A stranded car is completely submerged in flood water in a car park in  Crickhowell, southeastern Wales, where rivers have overflown and flooded the streets

A stranded car is completely submerged in flood water in a car park in Crickhowell, southeastern Wales, where rivers have overflown and flooded the streets

Sandbags have been piled up outside front doors to stop floodwater pouring into resident's homes

Sandbags have been piled up outside front doors to stop floodwater pouring into resident's homes

Sandbags have been piled up outside front doors to stop floodwater pouring into resident’s homes

The country town was turned into an island today leaving only traffic signs protruding out of the water

The country town was turned into an island today leaving only traffic signs protruding out of the water

The country town was turned into an island today leaving only traffic signs protruding out of the water

A firefighter is forced to stand on a wall to escape the water as emergency services evacuate people from their homes and try to drain the water

A firefighter is forced to stand on a wall to escape the water as emergency services evacuate people from their homes and try to drain the water

A firefighter is forced to stand on a wall to escape the water as emergency services evacuate people from their homes and try to drain the water

Torrential rain in Crickhowell has made it virtually impossible for locals to drive their cars through the small town

Torrential rain in Crickhowell has made it virtually impossible for locals to drive their cars through the small town

Torrential rain in Crickhowell has made it virtually impossible for locals to drive their cars through the small town

A stranded vehicle sits in flood water on the A4077 at Crickhowell, Wales, where rivers have overflowed onto main roads

A stranded vehicle sits in flood water on the A4077 at Crickhowell, Wales, where rivers have overflowed onto main roads

A stranded vehicle sits in flood water on the A4077 at Crickhowell, Wales, where rivers have overflowed onto main roads

MeteoGroup forecaster Paul Mott said: ‘Tuesday could see 20C in the South as remnants of both Leslie and Michael help bring warm air from the south to the UK.

‘There is the risk of gales at the weekend in Scotland and strong winds in northern England.’

While Storm Callum caused chaos in most parts of the country, patches in the South East enjoyed a balmy Saturday with highs of 78F in London – the hottest day for 177 years in the six months over winter.

Sheep washed away in Wales 

Police in Wales are asking people to be on the lookout for sheep in the floodwater after a 100-strong flock was washed away.

A Tweet said: ‘Approx 100 sheep have been washed away info the water at Pontargothi today due to the flooding. 

‘If any sheep wash up anywhere or if anyone has information, please contact police on 101 – reference 210 of 13.10.18.’

The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: ”Tropical Saturday’ felt like summer with truly exceptional high temperatures pushing 80F – plus storms and floods.’

Met Office meteorologist Sarah Kent told MailOnline on Saturday: ‘There’s an amber warning out for southern parts of Wales and the Welsh Valleys. There could be as much as 80mm of rainfall in those areas – and adding that to yesterday’s rain, there could be some quite serious flooding. 

‘This morning, South East England woke up to temperatures in the high teens, and in London temperatures are already in the 20s. Temperatures in the capital could quite easily get to 78F (26C) over the course of the day. 

‘However the north and west will still be quite windy, with gusts of 45-50mph expected, bringing in further spells of heavy rain.’ 

The Welsh landslip was not the only one in the country on Saturday.

Another movement stopped all Virgin trains running between Preston and Carlisle with the company posting images of half-submerged tracks, and advising customers not to travel on the route.

Elsewhere, planned fracking work near Blackpool was postponed until Monday as the region felt the effects of the storm and cranes would struggle in the high winds

However, parts of the south and east escaped completely with dry conditions and temperatures in the mid-20s, with Donna Nook in Lincolnshire reaching 26.5C, making it the warmest October day in seven years, the Met Office said. 

Walkers are hit by huge waves on the Cobb at Lyme Regis, in Dorset, today where gusts of 50mph battered the pier

Walkers are hit by huge waves on the Cobb at Lyme Regis, in Dorset, today where gusts of 50mph battered the pier

Walkers are hit by huge waves on the Cobb at Lyme Regis, in Dorset, today where gusts of 50mph battered the pier

Huge waves crash against the harbour wall at Porthcawl, South Wales, this morning where an amber warning has been issued

Huge waves crash against the harbour wall at Porthcawl, South Wales, this morning where an amber warning has been issued

Huge waves crash against the harbour wall at Porthcawl, South Wales, this morning where an amber warning has been issued

Thousands of households were left without power and dozens of flights grounded yesterday as rain and winds of 77mph battered the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the west coast of Britain. Pictured: People duck out of the way of waves on the pier at Porthcawl

Thousands of households were left without power and dozens of flights grounded yesterday as rain and winds of 77mph battered the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the west coast of Britain. Pictured: People duck out of the way of waves on the pier at Porthcawl

Thousands of households were left without power and dozens of flights grounded yesterday as rain and winds of 77mph battered the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the west coast of Britain. Pictured: People duck out of the way of waves on the pier at Porthcawl

A man is blown around in Liverpool city centre as he tries to shelter himself from the rain on his morning commute

A man is blown around in Liverpool city centre as he tries to shelter himself from the rain on his morning commute

A woman's umbrella collapses under the force of strong winds

A woman's umbrella collapses under the force of strong winds

A man (left) and woman (right) are blown around in Liverpool city centre as they try to shelter themselves from the rain on their morning commute

The River Neath rises high to the main road in Aberdulais, Neath, South Wales, which is expected to take the brunt of the storm

The River Neath rises high to the main road in Aberdulais, Neath, South Wales, which is expected to take the brunt of the storm

The River Neath rises high to the main road in Aberdulais, Neath, South Wales, which is expected to take the brunt of the storm

Police officers inspect a tree blown over from the strong winds of Storm Callum which is now blocking a street in Oldham

Police officers inspect a tree blown over from the strong winds of Storm Callum which is now blocking a street in Oldham

Police officers inspect a tree blown over from the strong winds of Storm Callum which is now blocking a street in Oldham

Tourists visiting Edinburgh Castle were caught in torrential rain amid yellow warnings for most parts of Scotland 

Tourists visiting Edinburgh Castle were caught in torrential rain amid yellow warnings for most parts of Scotland 

Tourists visiting Edinburgh Castle were caught in torrential rain amid yellow warnings for most parts of Scotland 

Heavy rainfall and thick thick fog didn't stop these tourists from trying their best to take in the sights in the Scottish capital

Heavy rainfall and thick thick fog didn't stop these tourists from trying their best to take in the sights in the Scottish capital

Heavy rainfall and thick thick fog didn’t stop these tourists from trying their best to take in the sights in the Scottish capital

Ponchos, winter jackets and umbrellas were all on show as the people of Edinburgh faced the stormy weather

Ponchos, winter jackets and umbrellas were all on show as the people of Edinburgh faced the stormy weather

Ponchos, winter jackets and umbrellas were all on show as the people of Edinburgh faced the stormy weather

Tourists wearing emergency ponchos on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, a succession of cobbled streets in the Scottish capital 

Tourists wearing emergency ponchos on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, a succession of cobbled streets in the Scottish capital 

Tourists wearing emergency ponchos on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, a succession of cobbled streets in the Scottish capital 

Storm Callum didn't stop these four brave men from wearing traditional tartan kilts and showing their legs

Storm Callum didn't stop these four brave men from wearing traditional tartan kilts and showing their legs

Storm Callum didn’t stop these four brave men from wearing traditional tartan kilts and showing their legs

A mother and her baby son had a ‘miracle’ escape after a huge tree branch torn off by Storm Callum crashed onto her car.

Ellie Jaeger-Fozard and her 11-month-old son Richard were waiting in their Peugeot 107 in Edgerton, Yorkshire, for her husband James to finish work work.

Mrs Jaeger-Fozard, 26, of Newsome, said her heart was in her mouth as the branch fell across the road with a sickening thud onto the car bonnet and windscreen.

Most of Britain will be drenched by torrential rain and battered by 50mph winds today as Storm Callum continues to wreak havoc on the country. Pictured: Cars travel through the flooded A4119 by Aberdulais Falls in south Wales this morning

Most of Britain will be drenched by torrential rain and battered by 50mph winds today as Storm Callum continues to wreak havoc on the country. Pictured: Cars travel through the flooded A4119 by Aberdulais Falls in south Wales this morning

Most of Britain will be drenched by torrential rain and battered by 50mph winds today as Storm Callum continues to wreak havoc on the country. Pictured: Cars travel through the flooded A4119 by Aberdulais Falls in south Wales this morning

An amber warning for rain remains in place for parts of south Wales until 6pm with further flooding and power cuts expected. Pictured: Roads in Aberdulais, south Wales, this morning - where 80mm of rainfall is expected today

An amber warning for rain remains in place for parts of south Wales until 6pm with further flooding and power cuts expected. Pictured: Roads in Aberdulais, south Wales, this morning - where 80mm of rainfall is expected today

An amber warning for rain remains in place for parts of south Wales until 6pm with further flooding and power cuts expected. Pictured: Roads in Aberdulais, south Wales, this morning – where 80mm of rainfall is expected today

The Met Office said the storm could 'cause danger to life' as rivers rise and floodwater damages buildings and forces the closure of roads. Pictured: A man takes photos of a rising river in Aberdulais Falls

The Met Office said the storm could 'cause danger to life' as rivers rise and floodwater damages buildings and forces the closure of roads. Pictured: A man takes photos of a rising river in Aberdulais Falls

The Met Office said the storm could ’cause danger to life’ as rivers rise and floodwater damages buildings and forces the closure of roads. Pictured: A man takes photos of a rising river in Aberdulais Falls

A yellow warning covers much of the rest of Wales, as well as parts of Scotland, Northern and South West England - where power cuts and travel delays are expected

A yellow warning covers much of the rest of Wales, as well as parts of Scotland, Northern and South West England - where power cuts and travel delays are expected

A yellow warning covers much of the rest of Wales, as well as parts of Scotland, Northern and South West England – where power cuts and travel delays are expected

A mother and her baby son had a 'miracle' escape after a huge tree branch torn off by Storm Callum crashed onto her car 

A mother and her baby son had a 'miracle' escape after a huge tree branch torn off by Storm Callum crashed onto her car 

A mother and her baby son had a ‘miracle’ escape after a huge tree branch torn off by Storm Callum crashed onto her car 

She said: ‘I couldn’t believe it. If I had parked just a few inches further up the road it could have been very different.

‘Richard was in the passenger seat and playing with the steering wheel as he waited for his daddy to arrive when the tree crashed down.

‘Fortunately I managed to get him out and phoned the police. The bonnet was dented and the windscreen was hit by the falling tree too.’

Ellie Jaeger-Fozard and her 11-month-old son Richard were waiting in their Peugeot 107 in Edgerton, Yorkshire, for her husband James to finish work work when the storm blew the tree onto her bonnet. Pictured from left: Grandfather Neil Harling and Richard with mother Ellie Jaeger-Fozard and father James

Ellie Jaeger-Fozard and her 11-month-old son Richard were waiting in their Peugeot 107 in Edgerton, Yorkshire, for her husband James to finish work work when the storm blew the tree onto her bonnet. Pictured from left: Grandfather Neil Harling and Richard with mother Ellie Jaeger-Fozard and father James

Ellie Jaeger-Fozard and her 11-month-old son Richard were waiting in their Peugeot 107 in Edgerton, Yorkshire, for her husband James to finish work work when the storm blew the tree onto her bonnet. Pictured from left: Grandfather Neil Harling and Richard with mother Ellie Jaeger-Fozard and father James

Grandad Neil Harling was soon on the scene after hearing about what had happened to his daughter.

He said: ‘I’m just very glad that everyone is OK and no-one has been hurt. It doesn’t bear thinking about what might have been.’

Mr Jaeger-Fozard added: ‘I think we will all be having a stiff drink tonight. I’m just so relieved everyone is OK.’

Police arrived immediately and set about taping off the scene and waited for a tree surgeon to arrive and begin removing it. Pictured: The Peugeot 107 was left with a big dent on its bonnet

Police arrived immediately and set about taping off the scene and waited for a tree surgeon to arrive and begin removing it.

Kirklees councillor Gemma Wilson said: ‘I live in Edgerton and I’ve been quite nervous about the trees outside my home, it has been very blustery indeed.

‘I’m really glad that mum and baby are OK, it must have been a terrible shock for something like that to happen. Let’s hope the winds start to calm down soon.’ 

Thousands of households were left without power and dozens of flights grounded on Friday as rain and winds of 77mph battered the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the west coast of Britain.

One part of south Wales, the Brecon Beacons village of Libanus, recorded 182mm of rain in just 48 hours – way above the monthly total for the region of 169mm.

Forecasters are warning of more of the same over the weekend, although some parts of England will escape the worst.

Natural Resources Wales is warning people to be alert for more flooding as the heavy rain could see rivers continuing to rise on Saturday.

Sioned Warrell, NRW’s duty tactical manager, said: ‘We have seen a significant amount of rain over the last 24 hours and this will continue today.

Rail services were plagued by delays, with severe weather affecting services between Preston and Scotland, across the whole of Wales, and in South West England. 

‘We have already seen this impact on the roads and we could see more flooding as the rain flows down from the mountains.

‘Making sure you know what the situation is like where you live is really important.’

Met Office meteorologist Helen Roberts said: ‘There will be more wet and windy weather for similar parts of the country – predominantly western areas – which could cause more flooding.

‘The east and south east of England will see the best of the drier and brighter weather, where it will be even warmer than yesterday and could reach 25C – way above average for the time of the year.’

Overnight on Saturday, several police forces reported accidents on the roads due to surface water, while Network Rail said it was expecting disruption to train services throughout Saturday and advised passengers to plan ahead.

The Environment Agency last night issued flood warnings for parts of the Dorset coast, as well as 58 flood alerts across England, while Natural Resources Wales has 28 flood warnings and 39 flood alerts in place.

Storm Callum was named by Met Eireann and is the third named storm of the season to hit the UK.   


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