NI weather warn­ing as storm heads over At­lantic

Belfast Telegraph - - NEWS - BY SALLY WAR­DLE

THE Met Of­fice has is­sued a yel­low warn­ing for Mon­day when the tail end of Hur­ri­cane Ophe­lia is set to lash North­ern Ire­land.

Ophe­lia is cross­ing the At­lantic Ocean and could bring wet weather and gusts of up to 70mph when it hits the shores of Ire­land and Bri­tain.

The warn­ing takes ef­fect at 8am on Mon­day and lasts un­til just be­fore mid­night.

It is pos­si­ble there will be de­lays to road, rail, air and ferry ser­vices.

Power may also be cut in some ar­eas and there is the po­ten­tial that other ser­vices like mo­bile phone cov­er­age could be im­pacted.

The Met Of­fice said there was a “slight chance” of dam­age to build­ings and of tiles fall­ing from roofs.

It fur­ther ad­vised that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal com­mu­ni­ties would be af­fected by spray and/or large waves.

There is also a chance that in­juries could oc­cur from beach ma­te­ri­als be­ing thrown onto sea fronts.

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