Storm Barbara is expected to batter Northern Ireland on Christmas Day.
The Met Office has issued a status yellow severe weather warning of strong winds from 03:00 to 18:00 on Christmas Day.
Gusts are expected to reach as high as 60mph.
Disruption to travel is possible and the Met Office is warning that driving conditions may be difficult for high-side vehicles.
It is expected that the wind will ease towards the latter stages of Christmas Day.