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Weather: Storm Hector

A very windy spell will develop during Wednesday night in association with a deep area of low pressure, now named Storm Hector.

The strongest winds will reach Northern Ireland during the early hours of Thursday before spreading eastwards across other northern parts of the UK during the morning.

Westerly winds are likely to gust between 50 and 60 mph in many areas and possibly around 70 mph in some exposed locations.

Winds should gradually ease from the west during Thursday afternoon.