Gale force winds to hit NI

Published Tuesday, 17 December 2013
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Gale force winds are expected to hit Northern Ireland on Wednesday afternoon.

Gale force winds to hit NI
A weather warning is in place for Wednesday and Thursday. (© Pacemaker)

There is a yellow weather warning in place for severe gales, affecting counties Antrim, Armagh, Londonderry, Down and Tyrone.

Winds are estimated to hit by 4pm on Wednesday and are expected to end by 6am on Thursday.

The Met Office said that gusts of 60 to 70mph are expected in exposed areas, especially along the coast.

"Gusts in excess of 80mph are also possible in places, most likely in the far north west of Scotland.

"The wind will lead to large waves with some coastal over-topping possible. Some heavy rain is also expected. The rain and the strongest winds will clear on Thursday morning, giving way to blustery and wintry showers.

"The public should be aware of the potential for disruption, particularly to transport," the Met Office said.

© UTV News
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4 Comments
Belfast in Belfast wrote (124 days ago):
Time to get the kites out folks!
mary gillies in belfast wrote (124 days ago):
it has already arrived where i am !!!
Ryan in An Dun wrote (124 days ago):
Well done utv. Tell us something we don't know. Could this not have been in yesterday's news instead of telling us when it's already here. C'mon frank get the finger out.
Aisling McB in Ballycastle wrote (124 days ago):
Erm, if these winds are anything to go by, what we are due to get tomorrow afternoon will whisk us all off along the Yellow Brick road to Oz!
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