A very unsettled spell of weather is expected, with strong winds, combined with widespread and in places heavy rain.
Winds are expected to increase from the far southwest early on Wednesday, spreading northeast, with areas adjacent to the Irish Sea most exposed to the south to southeasterly wind. Wind gusts of 60 mph are expected, with a few, more exposed, locations seeing 70 mph gusts. Winds will also turn northwesterly across Northern Ireland later, transferring the main focus to northern areas here. The strong winds will also bring some rough seas and large waves, with some coastal impacts possible.
What to expect
- Some delays to public transport are likely, and journey times could take longer.
- Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
- Some local short term loss of power and other services is possible.
- It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves