Gales batter north coast

Ballycastle on the North Coast was hammered by gales of up to 70MPH overnight with more wind and snow predicted for the weekend. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Ballycastle on the North Coast was hammered by gales of up to 70MPH overnight with more wind and snow predicted for the weekend. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

The north coast of Northern Ireland took a battering from gale force winds on Thursday night.

Ballycastle, for example, witnessed 70 mph winds during the evening.

Ballycastle on the North Coast was hammered by gales of up to 70MPH overnight with more wind and snow predicted for the weekend. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Ballycastle on the North Coast was hammered by gales of up to 70MPH overnight with more wind and snow predicted for the weekend. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Photographer Kevin McAuley captured some of the huge waves stirred up during the stormy weather.