Storm Arwen is set to move in across Northern Ireland bringing with it gusts of up to 65 mph in some parts which could cause travel disruption and damage to buildings.

The Met Office has issued a yellow wind warning across Northern Ireland from Friday afternoon (November 26), lasting until Saturday morning (November 27). Gusts are expected to reach 55 to 65 mph in parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, south-west England and north-east England with the highest to be seen in coastal areas.

Stephen Dixon, a Met Office spokesman, told the PA news agency: “Storm Arwen has been named on the back of a deep low-pressure system moving to the north-east of the UK, which has brought about our amber wind warning on Friday.

“There is also a yellow warning of wind in place along the west coast of the UK from 9am on Friday, stretching from Scotland, through Northern Ireland and Wales and as far as south-west England.

“This reflects the impact Storm Arwen will have, with strong winds likely to occur into Saturday, when the warning is extended to most parts of the UK."

The Met Office are warning people of what to expect, stating that the storm could cause some damage to trees, temporary structures and buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs.

Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible and power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.