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Storm Brendan: Met Office issues yellow warning for Northern Ireland

Storm Brendan: Met Office issues yellow warning for Northern Ireland

A yellow warning has been issued for NI from 10:00 GMT on Monday
Storm Brendan has hit the west coast of Ireland with forecaster Met Eireann warning of "several hours of very dangerous weather".The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for Northern Ireland from 10:00 GMT to midnight, with the storm due early afternoon. Gusts of 65 to 75mph is expected on exposed coasts and hills.Already this morning, gusts of up to 60mph have been reported in Belmullet, County Mayo in the Republic of Ireland.The Met Office has warned that travel disruption is likely and coastal areas may be affected by large waves.
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Storm Brendan will bring extreme winds and heavy rain today. Status Orange weather warnings in force for all counties with status Red warnings in operation for marine areas. Winds may reach stronger levels locally and for limited time periods. pic.twitter.com/OYV0N5CjoD— Met Eireann (@MetEireann) January 13, 2020
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Bright spells and squally showers will follow and winds will peak through the afternoon, according to the Met Office. It will also be very blustery inland. P&O said its 10:30 departures on Monday from Larne and Cairnryan have been cancelled.
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We're sorry to advise that due to adverse weather conditions, our 10:30 departures from Larne and Cairnryan have been cancelled. To re-book, please call us on +44 1304 44 88 88. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.— P&O Ferries Updates (@POferriesupdate) January 13, 2020
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The storm was named on Saturday by Irish weather service, Met Eireann.
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Advice on access to DAERA forests, country parks and nature reserves on Monday 13 January following weather warning by issued by @metoffice #staysafe pic.twitter.com/xvURRBKKTx— DAERA (@daera_ni) January 12, 2020
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This is the second locally named storm of the winter season following Storm Atiyah in December.
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