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Severe Weather Warning issued for Northern Ireland

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NI Weather and flood Advisory Service has issued the following warnings.

AMBER & Yellow warnings of High Winds have been issued for Northern Ireland.

Storm ‘Frank’ the 6th named storm of the season is expected to affect us from tomorrow afternoon. The strongest winds are expected during the evening and overnight.

AMBER Warning area (See Map)

Sustained wind speeds of up to 50mph are expected, with wind gusts of up to 70 – 80mph possible within these areas. Possibly slightly higher on western coasts.

YELLOW Warning area (See Map)

Here we can expect sustained wind speeds of 30 to 40mph, with wind gusts of up to 50 – 65mph possibly higher places.

Given the strength of the wind disruption is possible, notably within the amber warning area.

The public should be aware of possible disruption to travel. Risk of structural damage ie roofs, damage to power lines & trees and risk of interruptions to power supplies, possibly widespread

There will be very rough sea conditions, and the public are advised to AVOID ALL coastal areas including beach fronts, sea walls, promenades and sea ports as there is risk of coastal flooding and damage due to over topping waves. Please do not take risks.

This warning is valid from 14:00 29/12/2015

A further warning will be issued for heavy rain.

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