NI Weather: Gale force winds possible as Storm Atiyah hits

Northern Ireland is seeing very windy conditions as Storm Atiyah makes its presence felt on the west coast of Ireland where weather warnings are in place.

In the Republic of Ireland there is a Status Orange warning in place for counties including Donegal, where Met Eireann recorded some of the day's strongest winds.

A Status Red wind warning is also in place for Kerry from 4pm until 7pm.

Gardaí has warned that cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians should be aware of the danger posed by the high winds. People living near coastal, cliff and waterway areas, particularly those with children, are also asked to be extra cautious.

In Northern Ireland the Met Office has not issued any weather warnings but very windy weather is predicted with squally showers.

On Sunday evening, there will be showers or longer outbreaks of rain and winds will ease for a time before turning into the northwest and becoming strong to gale force, with minimum temperatures of four degrees.

On Monday things look more settled, with most parts dry with sunny spells, it will still feel cold but winds will ease steadily.

The outlook for later in the week is unsettled and often very windy, with gales around the coast on Tuesday, and on Wednesday it will be wintry, with heavy blustery showers and a chance of hail and thunder. The winds will eventually ease on Thursday.