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WEATHER ALERT - AYRSHIRE

The Met Office has issued a WEATHER ALERT for WIND and RAIN for Ayrshire valid from 1600 hours on Tuesday 12th September until 1000 hours Wednesday 13th September.

Heavy rain is expected later on Tuesday and early on Wednesday across parts of Northern Ireland and southern Scotland.

This may cause flooding on the transport network, with spray and difficult driving conditions due to the combination of rain and wind. There is also a lower likelihood of flooding affecting homes and businesses.

Very strong winds with gusts of 55-65 mph, perhaps reaching 75 mph in exposed places, are looking increasingly likely on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Longer journey times by road, rail and air are likely, with restrictions on roads and bridges. There is also a chance of power cuts, and damage to trees and perhaps buildings.

Please stay up to date with the weather warnings via the Met Office and stay Weather Aware. We advise the public to avoid exposed coastal areas during times of severe weather.

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