Strong winds forecast for Thursday

Wind warning sign.
There is a warning of strong winds.

A spell of strong south-easterly winds may bring some transport disruption later on Thursday 3 October.

The MET Office has issued a yellow warning for a spell of strong winds between 3.00pm and 10.00pm on Thursday.

South-easterly winds will increase during Thursday, bringing gusts of 50 mph to Northern Ireland, whilst exposed coastal locations and high ground may see gusts of 55-60 mph. The winds will ease early in the night.

What to expect

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
  • Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible

The warning is in place for County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down, County Londonderry, 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:

Text Repair number - 6664


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