Slideshow:‘Weatherbomb’ batters north coast

Huge waves have battered the north coast as the forecast ‘weatherbomb’ reached Northern Ireland.

Portrush and Portstewart - as you can see from our photo gallery - felt the full force of the 80mph winds last night and this morning - with experts warning there’s more to come.

A flooded Portstewart Crescent.PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

A flooded Portstewart Crescent.PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

The Met Office has issued a amber wind warning – only one below its most serious – with coastal parts of counties Londonderry and Antrim expected to suffer the worst.

Gusts of 60-70 mph are be expected within the warning area, with 70-80 mph in western and northwestern areas.

The strongest winds will slowly ease on Thursday morning.

The process behind the storm, rapid cyclogenesis, known colloquially as a “weather bomb”, is a deep low pressure system moving slowly eastwards between Scotland and Iceland.

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