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Weather: Northern Ireland to bask in brief Indian summer before hazardous winds on Friday

Northern Ireland is set for a respite from the cold and wet conditions as a brief Indian summer sweeps the province - although conditions will worsen later in the week.

Over the coming days temperatures are expected to rise into the high-teens, with dry and sunny conditions taking hold. A yellow weather warning for wind has been issued by the Met Office for Friday, with the public warned to take care and of a potential "danger to life" from flying debris.

On Monday the Met Office is forecasting a cloudy, breezy start to the day before warmer and dryer conditions set in later in the day.

Rain in the north of the country is expected to turn light and patchy, with temperatures rising as high as 17C and conditions expected to most remain dry overnight.

Tuesday will be mostly cloudy, with with bright and sunny spells breaking through - especially in the east of the country.

While there will be some patchy rain in the west of the country, conditions will still be warm with the mercury rising to 16C.

Things will remain mostly dry and warm through into Wednesday, although wetter and windier conditions are expected to set in towards the end of the week.

The yellow wind warning for Friday is in place for winds which could hit 80mph in some parts of the province.

Large waves will pose a hazard in coastal areas, with gusts strongest in western parts of the province and Scotland also being affected.

There is the possibility of some damage to buildings and tiles being blown from roofs.

Ahead of the weekend road, rail, air, and ferry services will be disrupted with longer journey times expected and cancellations possible.

Some roads and bridges may also close, and cuts to power and other services like mobile phone coverage is also possible.

In June, temperatures were among the highest ever reported in Northern Ireland for that time of year, as the hot spell even caused roads to melt in Antrim.

The 32C recorded at Shannon Airport in the Republic marked Ireland's hottest day since 1976.

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