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Friday 18 April 2014

Weathering Heights: Storm Emily to hit the country this week

18/10/2013 Members of the public brave the bad weather in Dublin's city centre. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
The run of tame weather is set to end soon, especially for those in Northern Ireland. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

The weather is going to take a turn for the worst in Northern Ireland later this week, as Storm Emily is set to arrive.

Gales of up to 70mph a may hit Northern Ireland on Thursday, with the potential to cause serious damage.

While Northern Ireland will be affected by the storm, Northern England and Scotland will get the worst weather, with gales of around 100mph expected.

The storm is named after 'Wuthering Heights' author Emily Bronte, who died 165 years ago on Thursday, when the storm is set to touch down. Her most famous novel also features constantly bad weather.

Before the storm arrives, the weather will be very varied, and will go from sunny but cold weather to heavy showers.

The only warning Met Eireann have in place so far, is a yellow marine warning for today, with southwest to west winds reaching force 6 or 7 for a time today on all coasts of Ireland.

On Thursday, Eastern parts in Ireland is likely to have sunny weather, with showers confined to the North and West of Ireland.

Friday is set to start off dry and bright, but rain and wind will spread around the country in the afternoon.

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