RESIDENTS are asked to brace themselves as Storm Ciara is expected to hit over the weekend.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for wind on Sunday due to the storm.

Storm Ciara is expected to bring very strong winds and potentially some disruption to travel throughout Sunday.

The Met Office forecast for the region says: "Heavy rain and strong winds Sunday, followed by blustery showers. The beginning of next week will stay windy and see further blustery showers, with some turning wintry over the hills."

Here is a list of things the Met office says to expect:

  • Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible
  • Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties
  • Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen
  • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible
  • Some roads and bridges may close
  • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage