Storm Diana: NI yellow status severe weather warning extended by Met Office

The Met Office has updated a yellow status severe weather warning of wind for Northern Ireland.

The warning was issued on Monday morning and is now valid between 9:00am and 11:59pm on Wednesday.

"A very unsettled spell of weather is expected, with strong winds, combined with widespread and in places heavy rain," reads the warning on the Met Office website.

"Winds are expected to increase from the far southwest early on Wednesday, spreading northeast, with areas adjacent to the Irish Sea most exposed to the south to southeasterly wind.

"Wind gusts of 60 mph are expected, with a few, more exposed, locations seeing 70 mph gusts. Winds will also turn northwesterly across Northern Ireland later, transferring the main focus to northern areas here. The strong winds will also bring some rough seas and large waves, with some coastal impacts possible."

The weather warning has been extended by the Met Office.

The weather warning has been extended by the Met Office.