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Islanders urged to batten down the hatches as Storm Brian hits

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Islanders are being encouraged to batten down the hatches following a number of weather warnings from the Met office.

The second named Storm of the season, Storm Brian, is forecast to bring gales and heavy rain to the islands.

The Met Office says the Storm is likely to last all day Saturday, the first day of many pupils’ half-term holidays.

Coastguards are asking people to remain vigilant and stay away from the coastlines at high tides.

The predicted impact on the UK alone was not enough for the UK Met Office to name the storm. But its impact in Ireland will be more severe, so it was left to the Met Éireann to classify it as a named storm.

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