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Weather warnings over travel as storms on the way to Northern Ireland and rest of UK

By Linda Stewart

Published 19/12/2015

Floods hit Ireland after Storm Desmond swept the country recently
Floods hit Ireland after Storm Desmond swept the country recently

A series of storms are set to batter Northern Ireland in the run-up to Christmas.

According to forecasters Accuweather, storms will accompany milder weather across the UK, threatening to cause disruption to travel for millions of people.

Winds of up to 60mph are expected to sweep Northern Ireland this weekend, with further storms following during Christmas week.

Eric Leister, Meteorologist for Accuweather, said: "The centre of the storm will pass just north of Scotland on Monday night and Tuesday and will bring continued rain and frequent gusts of 30-40mph (50-65km/h).

"Coastal and exposed locations in Northern Ireland, northern England and Scotland can record winds over 50mph (80km/h). Behind this storm, it will remain windy with showers across the entire UK on Wednesday.

"The next storm will quickly approach by Christmas Eve, with another round of downpours and the potential for locally damaging winds into Christmas Day. Those travelling to their Christmas destinations should be on alert for slippery roads and hydroplaning."

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