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Northern Ireland weather warning upgraded to Amber as Storm Ali sweeps in

The Met Office have warned that lives could be at risk in Northern Ireland with a weather warning in place on Wednesday upgraded from yellow to amber.

The amber warning is in place from 6am until 5pm with winds of up to 75mph possible.

The Met Office has warned injuries and danger to life are a possibility due to flying debris.

Winds are set to continue into Wednesday with Storm Ali expected to bring a very windy spell.

Strong winds affecting Northern Ireland early in the day will continue to strengthen through the morning.

The gusty winds will be accompanied in places by heavy, squally showers. The winds will gradually ease later on Wednesday.

The public are warned that road, rail, air, and ferry services are likely to be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations a possibility.

Road and bridges may close, with fallen trees are expected.

The public is also advised to take care near to the coastline, with injuries from large waves and beach material being thrown onto the seafront.

Power services could be impacted, with other services like mobile phone coverage also potentially affected.  

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