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Batten down the hatches! Severe winds to batter Co Armagh on Wednesday

A yellow Met Office warning has been issued for strong winds in Armagh and across Northern Ireland this week.

The weather warning for severe winds runs from 10am on Wednesday, September 27 to 7am on Thursday, September 28.

Gusts up to 60mph are expected to impact inland areas, with some exposed coastal areas and higher areas having possible gusts up to 80mph.

The low pressure system is currently developing across the Atlantic Ocean and could be baptised Storm Agnes over the next 24 hours – the first official storm of the season.

Heavy and persistent rain will also be a major factor with traffic on Wednesday afternoon, in particular, expected to be disrupted.

There’s also a slight chance of damage to buildings, such as tiles being blown from roofs, and power cuts may occur. Longer journey times or cancellations are likely as road, rail, air and ferry services could be affected.

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