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Yellow weather warning in place as wind and rain batters the country affecting power supplies

For those who haven’t looked out today, it’s a little windy and wet. A yellow weather warning is now in place for the rest of today (Wednesday).

The MetOffice have warned that heavy rain could lead to disruption together with “a spell of very strong southerly or southwesterly winds”.

Chief Meteorologist Neil Armstrong said: “Much of the UK can expect a spell of strong southerly winds on Wednesday, but the warning area highlights where gusts of up to 65mph will be and therefore where there are likely to be some travel delays.”

Rail will accompany the strong winds on Wednesday, affecting County Tyrone and Co Armagh but then pushing eastwards to the rest of the UK by the end of the day. Where this rain falls on top of already wet ground there may be some localised flooding.

Motorists are advised to drive with caution and to allow extra time for journeys.

Power in some local areas is also affected. Posting on social media advise from the NI Weather and Flood Advisory Service states: “If you see any lines or poles down, stay clear and contact NIE (No matter which electric company you are with) immediately on 03457 643643”

Local postcodes currently affected are BT78 2, BT61 8 and BT62 3.

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