YELLOW WIND WARNING FOR DERRY AS STORM ELEANOR BRINGING UP TO 80 MPH GUSTS
DERRY is on another weather alert as strong winds measuring from 50 to 80 mph (128kmh) are set to hit later this evening.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for the North of Ireland from 6 pm, Tuesday, January 2
Storm Eleanor is the fifth named storm to hit the UK this winter.
The Met Office warning – which lasts until 8 am on Wednesday – said some coastal communities could be affected by large waves and spray.
There is a chance of injury from beach material being thrown across sea fronts, roads and coastal properties, it added.
“Power cuts and disruption to other services may occur, and there is a small chance of transport disruption or cancellation of public transport,” the warning added.
Met Éireann, the Irish Meteorological Service, has issued an amber warning for the country, with “damaging gusts” from Storm Eleanor expected.
Last week, an amber warning for wind was issued as Storm Dylan hit parts of the Northern of Ireland and Scotland.