Easter weather warning issued

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for over the Easter break.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 24th March 2016, 1:19 pm
Updated Thursday, 24th March 2016, 1:22 pm
Watch out for strong winds over Easter. Photo: PA.
Watch out for strong winds over Easter. Photo: PA.

A swathe of strong winds, accompanied by heavy rain at times, will move east across the country on Saturday. This is expected to bring gusts of 45-55 mph, perhaps 60 mph later. Coastal areas exposed to the southwest are likely to see more frequent gusts of 55-65 mph.

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The yellow warning is in place from 6am until 9pm.

The Met Office has reported that there is the possibility of localised travel disruption.

While the strongest gusts are likely to be confined to coastal districts at first, and in the immediate vicinity of the front, gales are likely to become more widespread inland later in the morning and through the afternoon.