A three day weather warning is in place as storm Dudley will bring a period of “very strong winds and could cause some disruption” later Wednesday and into Thursday.
The first of the two warnings is in place from 6pm on Wednesday until 9am on Thursday, closely followed by the second at midnight on Thursday, February 17 through to 9pm on the Friday evening.
The MetOffice states:
- Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible, as well as some roads and bridges may close
- Fallen trees and some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen
- Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
- There is a chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris, as well as large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties
Periods of unsettled weather are not new to the province in previous months following a yellow weather warning on Christmas day and Boxing Day
Further warnings were in effect on January 6 which saw widespread disruption across Co. Armagh and Co. Tyrone and again.
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To report flooding problems on roads or burst water mains and blocked drains, contact the Northern Ireland flooding incident line on 0300 2000 100.