NI weather warning as storm heads over Atlantic
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.