Northern Ireland

Derry man stands up to Hurricane Katia

As Northern Ireland continues to feels the effects of Hurricane Katia, some fascinating pictures and videos have been sent into the BBC.

This video is of Londonderry man Eoin O'Callaghan braving the elements at Malin Head in Donegal on Monday.

Malin Head saw the strongest recorded gusts of 75mph (120kp/h) as the hurricane's tail end battered the north coast.

Castlederg had the highest recorded wind in Northern Ireland at 74mph.

The weather caused problems throughout Northern Ireland as ferry crossings to Scotland were cancelled, flights were suspended and fallen branches and other debris made driving conditions hazardous.

Image caption Strong winds ripped up a tent at a film set in County Antrim

It also made life difficult for the Hollywood TV series, Game of Thrones, being filmed at Ballintoy, County Antrim.

On Monday, a catering marquee being used on the set of the series was ripped into the air near the Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge.

It is understood one person was taken to hospital with back injuries.

The strong winds continued on Tuesday but ther Met Office downgraded its warning from amber to yellow as the storm conditions eased.

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