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'Small chance of danger to life': Northern Ireland set for strong winds

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind set to hit Northern Ireland in the coming days, with a "small chance of danger to life".

Some coastal communities in the west will be impacted by large waves and spray.

With this, the Met Office has said: "There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown on to sea fronts, roads and coastal properties".

The spell of strong wind is expected to arrive on Tuesday evening, and continue through until around 8am on Wednesday morning.

There is also a small chance of power cuts and similar disruption to other services (potentially mobile phones), and the possibility of transport disruption or cancellation.

The weather is a result of a deepening area of low pressure which, after moving out of Northern Ireland, is expected to move northeastwards across parts of southern Scotland and northern England.

Gales of 60mph to 70mph are to be expected, with some western coastal areas seeing winds of up to 80mph.

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