07/02/2019

Storm Erik Set To Batter NI On Friday

Northern Ireland is bracing itself for gale force winds approaching the weekend, as the Met Office has updated the weather warning.

The yellow alert originally in place has been split in two, with wind warnings now covering the region from 9am on Friday 08 February until 6pm, and also from shortly after midnight through to 3pm on Saturday 09.
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Delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely, with travel expected to be dangerous on exposed routes and bridges.

Some short term losses of power are also expected.



(JG/CM)

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