Man killed by falling tree as Storm Arwen batters Ireland with deadly winds
A MAN has died after his car was hit by a falling tree as Storm Arwen continues to batter Ireland. The incident happened on the Dublin Road in Co Antrim earlier today. A PSNI spokesman said the roa…
The Met Office in Northern Ireland also had warnings out for counties Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Derry, which will remain in place until 6pm on Saturday.Ferry sailings from Belfast and Larne ports were cancelled today, as was the Ballycastle to Rathlin Island ferry.
Meanwhile, Ireland is bracing for coldweathertomorrow, though winds will die down throughout the day.Met Eireann said we can expect long spells of sunshine in most areas. Although it will be a generally dry day, there will be a few wintry showers in the north and towards the west coast. Meanwhile, data experts have analysed the chance of snow falling this December 25 — with Donegal and Tyrone most likely to experience a white Christmas.
New research from the Digital PR hub at Legacy Communications found there’s a 60 per cent likelihood of snow in both counties.SNOW CHANCEMeanwhile, Co Fermanagh came in third with 50 per cent, followed by Clare, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Roscommon and Westmeath. Also making the top ten list was Cavan at 40 per cent. headtopics.com
Legacy used TimeAndDate.com and Met Eireann to gather extensive data on weather conditions for each county over the past ten years to figure out which ones were most likely to get snow.Weather expert Alan O’Reilly, ofCarlow Weather, said: “Some weather signals are showing a risk of a colder spell of weather early in the winter which would increase the chances potentially of a cold spell in December.
“There are some signals that we could see some cold spells with high pressure out in the Atlantic blocking the weather systems coming from the west and seeing more of a northerly and easterly influence, which gives us a chance of cold air coming down from polar regions or Scandinavia. Your best chances for snow are always the north or the east.
“Generally, northern areas will always have a better chance, so Ulster counties (could get falls of snow) because they are closer to the northerly cold air.”3Shoppers battling threw the stormy weather in Belfast City Centre on Friday,Read more: Irish Sun »
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