It’s a stormy start to 2018 with a weather warning in place for high winds across Co Armagh this evening.
The Met Office have issued a yellow warning, which will come into effect from 6pm on Tuesday and last right through the night until 9am tomorrow (Wednesday).
It’s the fifth storm of the season and has been named Eleanor, with forecasters predicting gusts of up to 80 mph to parts of the UK.
On Monday, police closed the Tandragee Road in Newry due to hazardous driving conditions.
Paul Gundersen, Met Office Chief Forecaster, said: “The unsettled theme continues throughout this week, with further spells of rain moving across the UK from the west as many return to work on Tuesday, and there will again be some snow over the high ground in Scotland.
#StormEleanor has officially been named by @MetEireann. Eleanor will track across parts of Ireland Tuesday Evening but will then bring strong winds across parts of the UK through into Wednesday pic.twitter.com/m8zYKu1YDd
— Met Office (@metoffice) January 1, 2018
“The wind will pick up again later on Tuesday and Wednesday as developing Storm Eleanor heads towards the UK and Ireland.
“Storm Eleanor will bring a very windy spell to the UK on Tuesday night and Wednesday with gales or severe gales in places and National Severe Weather Warnings have been issued as there is the potential for some travel disruption, and high waves throwing beach material on to sea fronts, roads and coastal properties, along western and southern coasts.”