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Gales warning for parts of Northern Ireland

Gale-force winds are forecast for parts of NI on Tuesday. Credit: PA

A weather warning has been put in places for parts of Northern Ireland, with gales of up to 70mph forecast for Tuesday.

It comes after a stormy night for many overnight on Sunday, as Storm Atiyah battered the UK and Ireland, before conditions eased for some parts on Monday.

However, according to the Met Office, strong winds will again pick up for eastern parts of Co Antrim and Co Down.

The yellow level alert is in place for those areas from 5am on 5pm on Tuesday.

Forecasters say winds will strengthen through the morning, with gusts of 50-60mph likely inland and of 60-70mph around some coasts and over higher ground.

“The strongest winds will probably occur ahead of an intense band of rain that is expected to move quickly eastwards during the day, winds easing once this clears,” a Met Office spokesperson said.

Wet and windy weather is likely to continue throughout the week, albeit with some brighter spells.

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