Northern Ireland continues to experience the impacts of Storm Arwen. There are fallen trees blocking roads, and some houses without power.
Up to 70mph gusts are possible, according to a weather advisory that will be in effect until Saturday at 18:00 GMT.
A tree fell onto his vehicle on Friday in Antrim, killing a man.
Locally, he was known as Francis Lagan and is the principal of St Mary’s Primary school in Maghera.
After his car struck a tree on Letterkenny Road, a Londonderry driver suffered minor injuries.
The driver suffered only minor injuries when the wind blow down the tree that was on top of his vehicle as he drove along Letterkenny Road. Multiple agencies are still working to clear debris and car from one side of the road.
— Police Derry City and Strabane (@PSNIDCSDistrict) November 26, 2021
Friday’s second-strongest gust was recorded by the Met Office Northern Ireland at 87 mph (140km/h), Orlock Head, County Down.
The Met Office reported that gusts of 60 to 70mph (96-111 km/h) were still possible in some parts of Britain on Saturday morning.
It advises travelers to pay attention to weather conditions while on the road.
In exposed areas, winds gusting to 60-70 MPH are expected this morning
Multiplied #warningsIn force
— Met Office (@metoffice) November 27, 2021
Principal of school referred to as a “giant”
Martina Bradley of St Mary’s Primary School, confirmed the passing of principal Lagan on Friday.
She stated, “It is with great sadness and pain this evening that I have had to tell you of the passing of our dear principal Mr Lagan.”
“Let his gentle spirit rest in peace.”
Maghera’s St Patrick’s College, where Mr Lagan was a student, paid tribute on social media.
The school stated that South Derry education has “lost a giant” in its prime.
We are all shocked by the news that Francis Lagan, our Head of Maths Mrs.
Posted by St Patrick’s College, Maghera on Friday, November 26, 2021
Affected: Power supply, ferry sailings
Many locations throughout Northern Ireland were affected by recent power outages.
According to Northern Ireland Electricity Networks (NIEN), around 20 affected areas had no electricity on Saturday, but there were no large outages.
On Friday, more than 2400 houses in Larne (County Antrim) were without power at one point.
Ferry operator P&O said its service between Larne and Cairnryan in Scotland would resume on Saturday morning, having been cancelled on Friday due to the storm.
However, it cautioned that “the adverse weather conditions still affect this route and all sails will be subject to delay.”
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County Antrim also has ferry sailings that connect Ballycastle with Rathlin Island. These were cancelled Friday and are scheduled to be affected by the weather on Saturday.
The strongest winds affect coastal areas but inland regions can still expect windy conditions.
A photo shared via social media shows damage to the Dark Hedges in County Antrim.
— I ❤ North Coast (@ILoveNorthCoast) November 27, 2021
Since Game of Thrones’s TV show, the tunnel of beech trees along Bregagh Road is a popular tourist attraction.
A severe weather advisory has been issued in the Republic of Ireland for Donegal and Mayo counties.
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