The Met Office has issued a weather warning for strong winds and gales across Northern Ireland today, with weather similar to that experienced yesterday expected.
The yellow warning – the lowest of the Met Office’s categories for warnings about severe weather – lasts until midnight tonight.
Yesterday heavy winds and rain battered much of the UK, with gusts of wind blowing up to 60mph and disrupting the Great North Run in Newcastle, north east England.
Forecasters have said that the bad weather is likely to stay for days.
Western Scotland, north west England and Northern Ireland saw the worst of the wind and rain, said Paul Mott, senior forecaster at MeteoGroup.
The windiest place in the UK was Orlock Head in Northern Ireland, where winds of 63mph were recorded at 3pm.
“It will stay like this for a few days, remaining cool and blustery,” said Mr Mott.
“It will turn slightly less windy through the week and there should be drier conditions at the end of the week, particularly in the south.”
However, there is still the chance for a return of the Indian summer conditions seen in 2011.
On that occasion, a temperature of 29.9C (85.8F) was recorded in Gravesend, Kent, Mr Mott added.