Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man ferries cancelled during gales

Gale force winds in the Irish Sea have led to the cancellation of ferries to and from the Isle of Man.

The Isle of Man Met Office has predicted the severe storms could reach up to gale force nine.

The Steam Packet Company's morning and afternoon sailings to and from Douglas have been cancelled due to winds of up to 65mph (104km/h).

A spokesman said: "The 19:45 GMT Ben My Cree sailing from Douglas to Heysham could also be subject to disruption."

The company will make a further announcement at 16:00.

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