An amber weather warning for strong winds is in place from 5am to 9pm on Friday February 18.
During Friday a band of rain will move into the area during the night, moving away through the morning, with sunny spells in the afternoon.
Winds will increase through the morning peaking with gusts up to 60 – 70mph at lunchtime. The wind strength will ease through the afternoon, but remain into Saturday.
What an Amber weather warning means:
- There is a good chance that flying debris could result in a danger to life
- Damage to buildings and homes is likely, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down
- Roads, bridges and railway lines are likely to close, with delays and cancellations to bus, train, ferry services and flights
- There is a good chance that power cuts, possibly prolonged, could occur , perhaps affecting other services, such as mobile phone coverage
- It is likely there will be falling branches and some uprooted trees