1. ITV Report

Storm Dylan brings blustery end to 2017


Storm Dylan brought a wet and windy end to 2017, with winds of 60mph recorded in Northern Ireland amid an amber weather warning.

The strong winds were recorded at Magilligan in Co Londonderry and Killowen in Co Down on Sunday morning, as the storm hit Northern Ireland.

The Foyle Bridge in Derry was closed when the winds picked up in the early hours, and fallen trees were reported in Comber and Ballygowan in Co Down.

In the Republic of Ireland, the strongest winds were recorded at Mace Head in Co Galway, where 74mph speeds were clocked.

The UK weather service issued an amber warning covering Northern Ireland and parts of western Scotland, while a yellow warning extends into northern England and across to the Scottish lowlands.

Wind speeds were expected to increase throughout Sunday morning as Storm Dylan crossed the Irish Sea, its centre on a collision course with Scotland.

The alert is downgraded in Northern Ireland from 1pm and ends at 3pm on Sunday.

Bright but showery conditions will develop in the afternoon, with some long clear spells for a time in the evening.