An AMBER Warning of Wind has been issued for Northern Ireland valid from 15:00 on Monday 16th October until 22:00 on Monday 16th October 2017.
Ex-hurricane Ophelia is expected to affect Northern Ireland (and much of ROI) from Monday afternoon. This is expected to bring a very windy / stormy period to many areas.
Southeasterly winds will strengthen through Monday, reaching gale to severe gale force by the afternoon, even across inland areas with gusts 55 to 65 MPH but on and near the east coast 65-75 MPH for a while. Gusts of 80 MPH are likely near the most exposed headlands of Co Down. The evening looks set to be stormy too as winds slowly move around to a southwesterly direction by the early hours of Tuesday morning, only slowly losing some strength by daybreak Tuesday.
The Yellow warning for wind issued on Friday have been updated (Low Likelihood / Medium Impact) – valid from 12:00 on Monday 16th October until 23:55 on Monday 16th October 2017.
The Amber warning (Medium likelihood / Medium Impact) is valid from 15:00 on Monday 16th October until 22:00 on Monday 16th October2017.
A yellow warning for Tuesday (Very Low Likelihood / Medium Impact) valid from 00:05 on Tuesday 17th October until 15:00 Tuesday 17th October 2017.