Warning of strong winds issued

Wind warning sign.
Strong winds have been forecast by the MET Office.

Strong winds are likely to bring some disruption during Wednesday afternoon and overnight.

The MET Office has issued a yellow weather warning from 2.00pm on Wednesday 18 December to 3.00am on Thursday 19 December.

What to expect

  • Some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities are likely to be affected by spray and/or large waves, especially for south and southeast facing coastlines.
  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible

The 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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