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Northern Ireland weather warning as Hurricane Ophelia tail could hit road, rail, air and ferry services

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning for the tail end of Hurricane Ophelia which is set to hit Northern Ireland on Monday.

The warning kicks into place at 8am on Monday morning, and will last through until just before midnight.

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

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

The Met Office has also said there is a "slight chance" of damage to buildings, like tiles falling from roofs.

The public are also advised that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will 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.

Once the hurricane arrives following its journey across the Atlantic Ocean it is expected to bring winds of up to 70mph.

The storm will coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm of 1987, which hit southern England on October 15 1987, costing an estimated £1 billion and claiming 18 lives.

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