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Weather warning: Tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo set to buffet Northern Ireland

By Nevin Farrell

The remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo - fresh from wreaking havoc in Bermuda - will hit Northern Ireland later tonight with a 'yellow' weather warning in place for high winds tomorrow and possible morning rush hour disruption.

The Met Office says the winds in will be at their peak in Counties Londonderry, Antrim, Armagh and Down on Tuesday.

Gales of up to 60mph and heavy rain will move eastwards for around 24 hours.

The Met Office said: "The remains of Hurricane Gonzalo will run eastwards across the Atlantic, reaching the UK on Monday night, bringing a period of strong winds and heavy rain to the UK.

"The strongest winds are expected on Tuesday as the low pressure clears eastwards.

"Some uncertainty remains in the track and intensity, but there remains the potential for localised disruption to travel, especially as the strongest winds will coincide with rush hour in places.

"Fallen leaves impeding drainage increases the risk of surface water affecting roads, while some damage to trees is possible."

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