Wednesday, 30 December 2015

STORM FRANK IRELAND: 2000 Homes without power


About 2,000 homes are currently without electricity across Northern Ireland as Storm Frank brings heavy rain and gales in from the west.
Severe weather warnings are in place for Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning.
An amber warning for heavy rain has been issued, valid from 21:00 GMT on Tuesday until 07:00 GMT on Wednesday.
The warning is the second highest that can be issued and means people should be prepared for disruption.
A yellow warning for gale and severe gale force winds is in place from 15:00 GMT until 08:00 GMT on Wednesday.
South easterly wind gusts of 55 to 65 mph - perhaps 70 mph along coastal areas - may cause damage to trees and possibly the electricity network.
Larges waves will bring dangerous conditions to coastal roads.
A yellow warning for rain is also in place from 19:00 GMT to 1500 GMT on Wednesday.
Between 20 to 40 millimetres of rain is expected widely, with up to 70 millimetres over the hills and mountains. This comes on top of Monday night's rain and is likely to cause some further flooding.