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Met Office updates yellow weather warning for Storm Jocelyn

Storm Jocelyn

The Met Office has issued an update to a yellow weather warning ahead of Storm Jocelyn, saying strong winds are expected leading to possible disruption to travel and utilities across Northern Ireland.

Storm Jocelyn comes on the heels of Storm Isha which brought widespread disruption to travel with roads blocked by fallen trees and structural damage caused in places.

The next yellow weather warning is effective from 4:00pm on Tuesday 23rd January to 1:00pm on Wednesday 24th.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said:

"A spell of strengthening west or southwesterly winds is expected to affect Northern Ireland, north Wales, northern England and Scotland from Tuesday evening, associated with Storm Jocelyn.

"Winds are widely expected to gust to 55-65 mph, with a few exposed locations possibly seeing in excess of 70 mph, although the greatest likelihood of these is now highlighted with an Amber warning.

"Gusts of 55-65mph are fairly typical for a winter storm across these areas, but following the impacts caused by Storm Isha resilience is expected to be lower and it may also hamper any ongoing recovery and repair efforts."

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