A MET Office yellow status weather warning of wind for the North of Ireland is now expected to worse than experts first thought.
Forecaster have updated a yellow status weather warning of wind for the North of Ireland to reflect the increased possibility of 80 mph gales.
The Met Office issued the warning, which applies to Tuesday and Wednesday, at the weekend but on Monday morning it updated the alert as experts believe some parts could be subject to winds as strong as 80 mph.
“A spell of strong northwesterly winds are expected across Northern Ireland for the evening travel period, continuing overnight and Wednesday morning,” say the Met Office.
“Gusts of up to 60 mph are likely inland with a small chance of reaching 70 mph for a time in squally showers.
“Gusts of 70-75 mph are likely along northern coasts, perhaps up to 80 mph for a time. Winds will steadily ease through Wednesday morning.”
The yellow status weather warning is valid from 3:00 pm on Tuesday through to 12:00 pm on Wednesday.