Storm Hector: High winds predicted as storm due to hit Ireland
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.
#StormHector has been named. Impacts will first be felt over western Ireland, before transferring to parts of the north of the UK early Thursday morning https://t.co/sTKuvdxuAh @MetEireann #weatheraware pic.twitter.com/cVWBclvc5Q— Met Office (@metoffice) June 13, 2018
The storm is due to hit western counties including Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Sligo late tonight.
The Status Yellow Warning has been updated:— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) June 13, 2018
Wind warning for Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Clare and Kerry
Please see https://t.co/ozrQHtoOkt for details pic.twitter.com/Hczr3ErgO9
High winds will also hit Scotland and northern parts of England.