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Storm Agnes: Coasts, Headlands Could Experience Stronger Winds In Northern Ireland

A period of severe wind due to reach Northern Ireland on Wednesday afternoon has officially been named Storm Agnes.

It is the first named storm of the season, which runs from 1 September until 31 August.

Agnes is expected to bring some damaging and disruptive winds to parts of the UK and Ireland on Wednesday.

Weather warnings have been issued by both the Met Office and Met Éireann for the storm, due to reach the south-west of Ireland on Wednesday morning.

A warning for Northern Ireland comes into place at 12:00 BST on Wednesday and lasts until 07:00 on Thursday.

The Met Office is warning of severe wind gusts of around 100km/h (60mph) for some inland areas.

The storm will also come with some heavy and persistent rain, which will lead to blustery conditions.

Large waves around the coast could also cause some flooding while throwing coastal debris onto roads and properties.

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