Ulster takes another battering from Storm Henry but brighter days ahead

Storm Henry impacts on Portstewart beach
Storm Henry impacts on Portstewart beach

Northern Ireland was battered by Storm Henry again on Monday night with gale force winds in many areas and a number of fallen trees causing travel disruption.

The Orritor Road in Cookstown was closed for a time on Monday afternoon after a tree came down blocking both lanes.

The Met Office yellow warning for gales, up to 80mph on the north coast, remains valid until 10am on Tuesday morning, but the winds will remain strong until later on Tuesday evening.

By late afternoon Monday, winds in excess of 70mph had been recorded at Malin Head, 69mph at Magilligan and almost 70mph at Castlederg.

Tuesday should be a brighter day with maximum temperatures of 7C.

Blustery showers are also likely throughout the day before also easing on Tuesday evening.

The outlook for Wednesday is another fairly bright day with isolated showers, turning heavier later. Thursday will bring further heavy rain which will continue into Friday before it begins to brighten up later in the day.