2017 set to come to a stormy end as storm Dylan to bring strong winds and heavy rain

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Storm Dylan has been named by The Irish Meteorological Service as strong winds and heavy rain is expected.

2017 will come to a stormy end as an area of low pressure heads across the Atlantic, bringing strong winds overnight on Saturday.

Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland will see the worst of the winds, with gusts of up to 80mph expected, this could bring the risk of large coastal waves and flying debris.

Merseyside is expected to see less disruption and weaker wind speeds, however, gusts will still top 40mph lasting into Sunday, making the new year start on a very windy note.

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A forecaster at the Met Office said: “An area of low pressure is expected to develop over the Republic of Ireland on New Years Eve and track northeastwards across Northern Ireland and southern Scotland.

“This will bring some very strong winds to these areas with the potential for gusts of 70-80 mph in some places. The winds will ease from the west as the low continues to move northeast.

“There is a lot of uncertainty in how this low develops and so the resulting strength of the winds and timings of the system”.

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