Strong winds warning

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A weather warning has been issued for strong winds.

The Met Office have issued two yellow weather warnings for strong winds between 9.00am Friday 26 November and 6.00pm on Saturday 27 November.

Strong winds can be expected across NI on Friday afternoon and evening becoming widespread overnight into Saturday morning. Gusts between 50-60mph are expected widely; speeds of up to 65mph possible in Coastal areas. 

High winds may cause some travel disruption and damage.

What to expect

  • Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible
  • Some damage to trees, temporary structures and buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen
  • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible
  • Some roads and bridges may close
  • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties

The weather warning is in place for County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down, County Fermanagh, County Londonderry and County Tyrone.

Further information and advice is available from the Met Office website:

Help and advice

  • Housing Executive tenants should call 03448 920 901

  • Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service: 028 9266 4221

  • Floodline call 0300 2000 100

You can also report repairs on the repairs line text number on 66644. Just start your text message with the word “REPAIR” and remember to include your address.

We have more contact details for other organisations in our "What to do in severe weather" section. There's also information available on how to find your stopcock, and what to do in an emergency.

There's also good information on NIDirect at:

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