WEATHER: High winds forecast for Derry

The weather warning is valid from 11.00am to 10.00pm.
The weather warning is valid from 11.00am to 10.00pm.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for Derry and the rest of the north.

The yellow weather warning is for high winds and is valid from 11a.m. to 10.00pm on Monday.

Gusts are expected to reach speeds of up to 65m.p.h.

The Met Office has warned that air, road and ferry transport could be disrupted.

“The south to southeasterly winds will strengthen across the west of Northern Ireland towards midday, then further east through the afternoon, before easing from the west by early evening, when severe gales will still be affecting parts of western Scotland,” said the Met Office’s Chief Forecaster.

“The strongest wind gusts are likely over and to the north of high ground, and in coastal areas exposed to this wind direction.”

Met Eireann has issued a similar weather warning for high winds throughout Ireland.

Met Eireann has also issued a warning for high gales at in Irish coastal waters.