At least 2 people died as Storm Callum swept across parts of the UK over the weekend, 12 to 14 October, 2018.
The storm brought winds of over 70 mph (112 km/h), high waves and torrential rain. Some areas of Wales recorded over a month’s worth of rain during the storm. Libanus in the Brecon Beacons, south Wales, recorded 198mm of rain in a 36 hour period, above the October monthly average of 146mm.
The heavy rain caused rivers to overflow and wide areas of Wales were badly affected by floods. By 13 October there were 46 Flood Alerts and 31 Flood Warnings in place in Wales. Homes and businesses were damaged and rail and road travel severely disrupted, with Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and south Powys the worst affected.
Natural Resources Wales said river levels have been amongst the highest seen in south west Wales for many years and some of the flooding in Carmarthenshire was the worst for 30 years. Rivers reached record levels in at least 4 locations; the Tywi at Capel Dewi and also at Pothouse Wharf, the Teifi at Llanfair and the Gwili at Glan Gwili.
Two people died as a result of the storm. A man was swept into rough seas in Brighton, East Sussex. Another man died in a landslide on a road in Cwmduad, Carmarthenshire on Saturday, 13 October.
Flooding was also seen in some parts of South West England. Flooding damaged rail tracks near the Teignmouth Estuary in Devon. Rail services between Penzance and Exeter were suspended as rough seas crashed over the track.
Rivers in Wales
Rainfall totals for the last 72 hours until 1pm Sunday Oct 14th.
Some places such as Libanus in Powys have had a lot more.
The number of flood warnings and flood alerts is falling.
— Derek Brockway – weatherman (@DerekTheWeather) October 14, 2018
— Teleri Glyn Jones (@TeleriGlynJones) October 13, 2018
— Tristram Davies (@DaviesTristram) October 13, 2018
— Met Office (@metoffice) October 12, 2018
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.
— HeddluDPPolice (@DyfedPowys) October 13, 2018
B - Ceredigion
C - Powys
D - Teignmouth Estuary
Libanus, Wales - October 12 to October 13, 2018
Sennybridge - October 12 to October 13, 2018
118 mm recorded in Sennybridge, Powys in 72 hours to 14 October
Bala, Wales - October 12 to October 13, 2018
Shap, Cumbria, England - October 13 to October 14, 2018
Tywi at Capel Dewi - October 13 to October 13, 2018
Tywi at Pothouse Wharf - October 13 to October 13, 2018
Teifi at Llanfair - October 13 to October 13, 2018
Gwili at Glan Gwili - October 13 to October 13, 2018
Dulais at Cilfrew - October 13 to October 13, 2018
October 12 to October 14, 2018
A man was swept into rough seas in Brighton, East Sussex. Another man died in a landslide on a road in Cwmduad, Carmarthenshire on Saturday, 13 October.
Wales - October 12 to October 14, 2018
Wales' environment minister said "Our current estimates are that 218 properties across Wales suffered internal flooding, of which 195 were homes, the majority of these being across the southern half of the country."