Severe weather warning issued for Derry

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for Derry.

Wednesday, 21st December 2016, 9:34 am
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 3:11 pm
High winds are expected on Christmas Day.

The status yellow warning, which has been issued for the north of Ireland, is for high winds and is valid from 09.00 on Friday December 23 to 23.59 on December 25.

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Storm Barbara is on the way

The approaching weather has been named Storm Barbara and is expected to arrive here on Friday.

Gusts of 60mph to 70mph are likely with westerly winds gusting to between 80mph and 90mph.

The Met Office is warning about possible structural damage, disruption to power supplies, travel delays and restrictions to some bridges.

The strong winds are expected to continue on Christmas Day.

The high winds are expected to disrupt travel plans, power supplies and access to some bridges could be restricted on Christmas Day.

Large waves are expected to affect coastal areas as a result of the storm.