SLIDESHOW - Storm Rachel hits north coast

15/01/14 Waves Crash over Ballintoy Harbour, Co Antrim at storm Rachel hits the North of Ireland. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
15/01/14 Waves Crash over Ballintoy Harbour, Co Antrim at storm Rachel hits the North of Ireland. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

First it was snow...

Then on Thursday, Storm Rachel hit the north coast with winds of up to 75mph gusting around the coast.

Steven McAuley was on hand to capture some of the action...