Weather: Storm Erik live updates

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Live Feed - Update at 12:55

Breaking - Flood gates at Largs are closed.


Gates at Saltcoats will be closed and bollard erected in the harbour due to anticipated extreme wind conditions.


#flooding #StormErik



Live Feed - Update at 12:55

Met Office information - High winds are expected this weekend due to #StormErik! Please be #WeatherAware and drive to conditions - high sided vehicles and caravans can be particularly affected.



Live feed - Update at 12:40

Storm officially named by Met Office - #StormErik has been named by Met Eireann for the area of low pressure arriving on Friday. The wind in association with #StormErik will increase through Friday.

A weather warning is in force across parts of #NorthernIreland and#Scotland - stay #weatheraware


Rapid cyclogenesis taking place - Weather Update - #StormErik was a 994hpa area of low pressure this morning and rapidly deepens by 35hpa in 24hrs to 959hpa on approaching Scotland tomorrow.

Circled areas indicate signs of rapid cyclogenesis taking place through dry air intrusion (black areas) and 'hammer head' like development so certainly on to watch.


#StormErik will unleash strong winds across Ireland and the western Scotland tomorrow and Saturday, threatening to cause power cuts & travel disruption.

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