Severe weather warning
Published: Wed, 12 Feb 2014
The Met Office is warning of southwesterly gales across many areas which will be severe in places.
A first peak in the winds will occur over the southwest around the middle of Wednesday, moving east through the afternoon, but with the main swathe of even stronger and potentially damaging winds crossing parts of Wales then northern England later in the day. This Yellow Warning has been extended further north across Northern Ireland and into Scotland to cater for westerly gales early Thursday.
The public should be prepared for the the risk of disruption to transport and possibly also power supplies. In addition, large waves are likely to affect some coasts.
Further information and advice is available from the Met Office website:
Housing Executive tenants should call 03448 920 901
Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service: 028 9266 4221
Floodline call 0300 2000 100
We have further advice on "What to do in an emergency" and more contact details for other organisations in our "Coping in a Crisis" section.
There's also good information on the NIDirect site