Storm Irene is heading towards the UK and it looks like a beast
You might want to tie down your garden furniture. Storm Irene is coming.
BBC weather forecaster Barra Best has warned people living in Northern Ireland to watch out for flying debris this evening as the newly named Storm Irene makes its way up from Portugal.
It looks like a beast.
— Barra Best (@barrabest) April 16, 2018
The storm will bring strong winds to Northern Ireland and the west of Scotland tonight.
Irish news site Met Éireann predict: "Wet and very windy tonight with persistent and at times heavy rain, in strong to gale force and gusty southerly winds with some gusts of 90 or 100km/h in exposed places. Overnight lows of 9 or 10 degrees Celsius."
The Met Office told JOE that the storm fell below their criteria for a named storm in Britain, however, it has been named Irene by the Portuguese weather service.