Northern Ireland weather warning extended over weekend

Northern Ireland weather warning extended over weekend

Northern Ireland weather warning extended over weekend

Storm Caroline will pose a "danger to life" when it batters northern parts of the United Kingdom on Thursday bringing gusts of up to 90mph, forecasters have warned.

Now a Yellow weather warning for snow has been issued for Sunday by Met Office forecasters.

Super-sized waves with a 33ft swell - bigger than a double decker bus - have formed off the coast of Scotland as Storm Caroline gathers strength in the Atlantic.

Nearly half of the workers on a North Sea platform have been relocated amid safety fears over conditions on Thursday.

CNR International said it would remove all of the 159 staff on Ninian South, about 240 miles from Aberdeen, from the structure as a precaution.

People travelling by road, rail, air and ferry have been warned of potential delays and service cancellations.

HP and ASUS unveil Snapdragon-powered laptops
These devices are deigned to be always on like your phone and Asus says the NovaGo will offer more than 30 days of standby time. Contrary to what you might expect, the new Windows 10 ARM computers don't look hugely different from their Intel counterparts.

Ex-Yemeni strongman Saleh killed by rebels
It was not immediately possible to confirm the authenticity of the video, which was circulating widely. He remained in the country, however, and continued to wield power from behind the scenes.

Penn State heading to the Fiesta Bowl
The Fiesta Bowl is an interesting bowl placement for PSU, as they have not played in one since 1997, when they defeated Texas. Penn State: Seventh appearance in the Fiesta Bowl, 48th bowl appearance in school history.

"Flying debris is likely and could lead to injuries or danger to life. There is a good chance that power cuts may also occur".

Meanwhile later today (Thursday) according to the Chief Forecaster "snow showers will turn increasingly frequent and heavy across large parts" of Northern Ireland. "More broadly across Scotland there will be 60mph-70mph gusts, but in exposed areas we could see 90mph".

A yellow "be aware" weather warning is in place for the region, which runs from 8am on Thursday until just before midnight.

The Met Office has also issued a Yellow National Severe Weather Warning for snow and ice for much of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and parts of northern and western England for Friday - 1-3 inches of snow is likely fairly widely, with 4 to 8 inches in more northern areas.

The Scottish Government held a meeting of its Resilience Committee yesterday to assess the risks posed by the weather, with travel disruption described as being "very likely".

From Friday to Sunday we're being told to expect strong northwesterly winds and snow showers.

Related news