The first named storm of the autumn and winter season is expected to hit the United Kingdom and Ireland on Wednesday.
Named Storm Agnes by the Met Office, it is likely to bring damage and disruption from strong winds and heavy rain
The Met Office has now issued a yellow weather warning for Northern Ireland.
The warning comes into place at 12noon on Wednesday morning and will run until 7am on Thursday.
The Met Office has said
‘A spell of strong winds is expected to move northeast through Wednesday, with a small chance that they could be significantly disruptive’
They go on to say
- There is a small chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris
- There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs
- There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
- Longer journey times are likely, or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected. Some roads and bridges are likely to close.
- There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties; with a chance of some minor flooding of coastal roads.