issued by the Metoffice at
Region: Northern Ireland
Headline: Storm Hector will bring very windy weather to Northern Ireland on Thursday morning, with gusts of 60 to 70 mph possible for a time. What To Expect: Longer journey times and cancellations likely, as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected.Probably some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs.There is a good chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.Injuries and danger to life is likely from large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties.Disruption to outdoor activities is also likely, with damage to tents, marquees and other temporary structures.Flying debris is likely and could lead to injuries or danger to life.
A deep area of low pressure, now named Storm Hector, will bring a very windy spell to much of the north of the UK on Thursday, as noted in a separate yellow warning. Parts of Northern Ireland look most likely to see the strongest winds during the early part of the morning, including the rush hour. Westerly winds will gust to 50 to 60 mph widely, though gusts of 70 mph are likely for a time in northern and western parts, especially, but not exclusively, along the north coast. These strongest winds will ease somewhat by mid-morning, though it will remain windy and the yellow warning remains in force into the afternoon.
The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice
can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html
County Antrim, County Fermanagh, County Londonderry, County Tyrone