Published: Tue, January 02, 2018
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Storm Dylan's Approach Brings Status Orange Coastal Warning

Storm Dylan's Approach Brings Status Orange Coastal Warning

A spokesman for the forecaster said: "Some very strong winds are possible across the far north of England on New Years Eve".

It could lead to possible disruption to Steam Packet sailings and a number of areas, including Castletown promenade, being affected by coastal overtopping.

In coastal areas large waves are likely as well as beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and perhaps some properties.

A yellow weather warning for wind is in place for Northern Ireland and then southern Scotland tomorrow, after snowy weather swept through the Highlands. There is also a good chance of power cuts.

The warning, which is also in place until midday Sunday, forecasts winds of up to 65km/h and gusts of up to 110km/h.

Met Éireann says the expected track of the fourth winter storm of the current season is north-eastwards through Donegal Bay and along the North Coast.

A status yellow wind warning for the same period has been issued for Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford.

Strong winds and showers will follow but there will be brighter spells too.

It is expected to staying unsettled into New Year's Day, with a mixture of sunshine and showers, turning wintry over northern hills.

A spokeswoman for Underbelly, the event organisers, said: "Edinburgh's Hogmanay is, as always, in constant contact with the Met Office, receiving regular forecast updates specific to Edinburgh".

Gusts of more than 50mph have been battering the Cumbrian coast as Storm Dylan hits.

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