Amber warning for wind issued for some parts of Ayrshire
04:00 on Sunday until 13:00 on Sunday
Some very strong winds are expected over parts of Northern Ireland and southwest Scotland on New Years Eve. There will probably be some damage to buildings such as tiles blown from roofs, with flying debris likely with the possibility of injuries or danger to life. In coastal areas large waves are likely as well as beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and perhaps some properties. Longer journey times and cancellations are likely as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected. Some roads and bridges are likely to close. There is also a good chance of power cuts and the potential to affect other services such as mobile phone coverage.
Chief Forecaster's assessment
Storm Dylan is expected to develop in the east Atlantic on Saturday night then track northeastwards close to Northern Ireland and into Scotland on New Years Eve. This will bring some very strong winds to these areas with gusts of 55-65 mph expected for many parts and a short period of gusts of 70-80 mph for some places. The winds will ease from the west as the low continues to move northeast, winds easing down in the early afternoon.