The Met Office have brought forward their yellow warning about Storm Ciara to 12pm on Saturday, February 8.

It was originally thought the storm would reach Northern Ireland at around 6pm on Saturday.

Gusts of up to 60mph are forecast in inland areas, while there is a possibility of winds could reach speeds between 70-80mph in hilly areas and along the coasts.

The warning is in place until midnight on Sunday.

This will be the third storm to hit the country since December after Storm Brendan and Storm Atiyah.

Further warnings from the Met Office give wind and snow for Northern Ireland on Monday and Tuesday.

The warning mainly covers more northerly counties as strong winds and snow could lead to blizzards with snowfall expected in higher areas. There is also the possibility of lightning strikes.

This warning will take effect on Sunday and will continue to Tuesday.