Met Office weather warning for Northern Ireland: Strong winds may impact road, rail and ferry travel

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Weather Warning for strong winds across Northern Ireland.

By Philip Bradfield
Wednesday, 6th April 2022, 11:04 am
Updated Wednesday, 6th April 2022, 11:06 am

The warning applies between 8pm tonight, 6 April, and 5am on Thursday morning. It will impact Counties Armagh, Fermanagh, Tyrone, and Down.

The forecaster says the winds may cause delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport.

Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges are also likely and some short term loss of power and other services is possible in a few locations.

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Strong winds and waves hit the coast at Newcastle, Co Down during Storm Barra in December. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Winds will increase this evening across parts of Northern Ireland, with gusts to 50 or 55 mph likely in places, perhaps 60 mph in a few exposed spots, before easing beyond midnight. Across North Wales and northwest England, winds are expected to peak during the early hours, when gusts will widely reach 50 to 60 mph, and possibly around 70 mph close to some coasts. Here winds will ease somewhat by daybreak, and then more markedly during the morning.