Storm Doris is on The Way
Extremely windy and blustery to start on Thursday, with further severe gusts, especialy along the east coast. A cold day, with showers, some wintry, with some hail and sleet and a little snow may affect higher ground in northern and eastern areas. But those strong to gale force and blustery northwesterly winds will moderate through the afternoon and evening and the showers will become more scattered. Top temperatures only 6 to 9 C., and feeling even colder due to wind chill. Wind:
South to southwest and increasing gale force 8 or strong gale force 9 and gusty tonight. Winds veering west to northwest late in the night and early Thursday morning and reaching storm force 10 in places and possibly violent storm force 11 for a time. Winds decreasing force 7 or gale force 8 and gusty at the end of the period tomorrow.