Weather warning - Strong winds

A warning sign indicates strong winds.
Strong winds have been forecast

The MET Office has issued a yellow warning of strong winds between 21:00 on Wed 18 Nov 2020 and 03:00 on Thu 19 Nov 2020. 

This weather warning is in place for County Antrim and County Down. Strong winds are expected overnight which may lead to some disruption. It is likely that some places may see gusts of 60 to 70 mph for a time. This may coincide with high tides leading to a greater potential for coastal impacts.

What to expect

  • 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
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely

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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