Weather warning issued as windy spell arrives

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for Northern Ireland from 2pm this afternoon (Monday, June 1).

© Northern Ireland 01 Feb 2014 Unable to get his umbrella up in time to block a large wave , a waiting bus passenger feels the full force of the wintery weather .. The Coast road from Warrenpoint to Rostrevor was battered with gail force winds and heavy rain on Saturday afternoon causing waves to crash over onto the main road . A yellow warning for heavy rain had already been put in place by the Met Office affecting counties Down, Antrim and Armagh lasting overnight. There is a yellow warning for rain, snow and wind on Saturday. picture : NewRayPics

People in the Lisburn area are urged to be aware that a Yellow warning of wind is in place and will be valid until 6pm on Tuesday June 2.

A Met Office statement said: “An unseasonably windy spell is likely across many parts of the UK later on Monday, overnight and well into Tuesday, as active frontal systems sweep across the UK.

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“An initial swathe of southerly gales accompanied by heavy rain will move east across many parts later on Monday, giving gusts of 40-50 mph widely but 60-70 mph across exposed Irish Sea and perhaps some English Channel coasts.

“Winds will become west or southwesterly on Tuesday, with further gusts to 40-50 mph more locally, before gradually easing later.

“Large waves will affect some coasts in the west and south at times.

“Given the unseasonable nature of the winds, the public should be aware of the potential for disruption to transport and outdoor activities. Damage to some trees seems likely.

“A front will cross from the west on Monday and Monday night bringing 20-40 mm of rain to northern and western areas along with gales, severe on some coasts and hills.”