Storm Dylan to batter Ayrshire on New Year’s Eve with 70mph winds

00:05 on Sunday until 15:00 on Sunday


Some very strong winds are possible across Northern Ireland and then southern Scotland on New Years Eve.

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There is a small chance of damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, with the potential for injuries and danger to life from flying debris. Large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal areas could also be a hazard.


There is a small chance of longer journey times or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected with the chance that some roads and bridges could close. Powers cuts and other services such as mobile phone coverage may be affected.


Chief Forecaster's assessment


An area of low pressure is expected to develop over the Republic of Ireland on New Years Eve and track northeastwards across Northern Ireland and southern Scotland.


This will bring some very strong winds to these areas with the potential for gusts of 70-80 mph in some places. The winds will ease from the west as the low continues to move northeast.


There is a lot of uncertainty in how this low develops and so the resulting strength of the winds and timings of the system.



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