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Storm Hector: High winds predicted as storm due to hit Ireland

A storm in Carnlough, Co Antrim. Storm Hector has been forecast to hit the north. Picture by Bill Smyth

HIGH winds have been forecast for Thursday as Storm Hector hits Ireland.

According to the Met Office, winds of up to 60mph have been forecast between 3am and 3pm.

The weather service has warned there may be some disruption to travel and a slight chance of damage to buildings and power lines.

The storm is due to hit western counties including Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Sligo late tonight. 

High winds will also hit Scotland and northern parts of England.

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