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The 1st named storm of summer arrives later today over Ireland and to most parts by tomorrow morning whilst the worst conditions will be in the north the south will also have some strong gusts for a time

 

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50 minutes ago, Weather26 said:

I thought we stopped naming storms once we reached Summer.

No, the new system goes year round now with a new batch of names announced in early Autumn 

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Quite frankly, I'm still offended there's never been a Storm Lauren.

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16 minutes ago, Lauren said:

Quite frankly, I'm still offended there's never been a Storm Lauren.

I'm sure that your time will come Lauren... then we'll have a field day. :laugh:

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Updated warning

Between 03:00 Thu 14th and 15:00 Thu 14th

Storm Hector will bring a spell of very windy weather on Thursday with gusts of 50 to 60 mph likely.

What to expect

  • There is a small chance of longer journey times or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected
  • There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs.
  • There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties
  • There is a small chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris
  • Disruption to outdoor activities is also likely, with damage to tents, marquees and other temporary structures.

Further details

A very windy spell will develop during Wednesday night in association with a deep area of low pressure, now named Storm Hector. The strongest winds will reach Northern Ireland during the early hours of Thursday before spreading eastwards across other northern parts of the UK during the morning. Westerly winds are likely to gust between 50 and 60 mph in many areas and possibly around 70 mph in some exposed locations. Winds should gradually ease from the west during Thursday afternoon. In addition, a spell of heavy rain will accompany the wind with the highest rainfall totals over parts of western Scotland. Within the warning area, the greatest potential for disruption is likely to be in northern parts of Northern Ireland around rush hour on Thursday and later in the morning across southern and central parts of Scotland. It is possible that Amber warnings may be issued for some areas later on Wednesday or early on Thursday if this risk increases further.

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings#?date=2018-06-13

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Amber warning

Regions and local authorities affected:

  • County Antrim
  • County Fermanagh
  • County Londonderry
  • County Tyrone

Between 04:00 Thu 14th and 09:00 Thu 14th

Storm Hector will bring very windy weather to Northern Ireland on Thursday morning, with gusts of 60 to 70 mph possible for a time.

What to expect

  • Longer journey times and cancellations likely, as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected.
  • Probably some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs.
  • There is a good chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Injuries and danger to life is likely from large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties
  • Disruption to outdoor activities is also likely, with damage to tents, marquees and other temporary structures.
  • Flying debris is likely and could lead to injuries or danger to life

Further details

A deep area of low pressure, now named Storm Hector, will bring a very windy spell to much of the north of the UK on Thursday, as noted in a separate yellow warning. Parts of Northern Ireland look most likely to see the strongest winds during the early part of the morning, including the rush hour. Westerly winds will gust to 50 to 60 mph widely, though gusts of 70 mph are likely for a time in northern and western parts, especially, but not exclusively, along the north coast. These strongest winds will ease somewhat by mid-morning, though it will remain windy and the yellow warning remains in force into the afternoon.

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings#?date=2018-06-14

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For those of us old enough to remember Hector's House when it was on before the 6 O'clock News there will be a lot of potential endings depending how bad things get!

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1 hour ago, Gray-Wolf said:

For those of us old enough to remember Hector's House when it was on before the 6 O'clock News there will be a lot of potential endings depending how bad things get!

Somebody will be a windswept old Hector?

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Reminds me of hector the convector ,lol

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My brother in law is on a cruise bound for Iceland. They have been warned of the severe weather as they are due in the Faroes tomorrow morning at the same time as the centre of Hector. 🌀🌊🚢💨

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21 minutes ago, kar999 said:

My brother in law is on a cruise bound for Iceland. They have been warned of the severe weather as they are due in the Faroes tomorrow morning at the same time as the centre of Hector. 🌀🌊🚢💨

Oops, I'm sure they'll be fine, apart from a bit of sea sickness for some.

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5 hours ago, Ed Stone said:

Somebody will be a windswept old Hector?

As long as he's not a naughty old Hector!

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70mph at Capel Curig, 68mph at Shap are the highest gusts recorded so-far at 8am. Here it's just under 30mph with only 0.6mm of rain falling overnight and even that was in the form of drizzle. On the plus side it was comfortable sleeping without needing the windows open, unlike the past 3 weeks.

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Orlock Head has had a gust of 74mph this morning making it the strongest gust on record for June in Northern Ireland

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