Northern Ireland braces for arrival of Storm Dylan - councils prepare as amber weather alert in place
Cities and towns across Northern Ireland are preparing for the arrival of Storm Dylan.
Fierce winds of upward of 80mph are set to batter the country on New Year's Eve affecting mainly northern parts. The storm has prompted the Met Office to issue an amber warning from 4am until 1pm. Yellow warnings for ice and rain are also in place.
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In response councils across Northern Ireland have held meetings in preparation with some closing parks as a precaution during the morning.
In the Republic there is an orange wind warning in place from Met Eireann for nine counties, with warnings of gusts reaching 78mph from late on Saturday into Sunday morning.
Chief forecaster Steve Ramsdale said: “While the strongest winds from Storm Dylan will be over the Republic of Ireland, very strong winds will also affect Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern England.
“Travel disruption is likely, as well as power cuts and the chance of tiles being blown off roofs.
“Large waves and coastal debris may also be another hazard in coastal districts.”
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