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UK NewsNorthern Ireland weather warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms

11:10  08 august  2019
11:10  08 august  2019 Source:   belfastlive.co.uk

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Northern Ireland weather warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms © Met Office

A warning has been issued for heavy rain and thunderstorms across Northern Ireland this weekend.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain from midnight tonight right through Friday, August 9.

They warned a band of heavy rain followed by heavy showers or thunderstorms has the potential to bring disruption.

In their warning, the Met Office also said there was a chance to expect:

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
  • There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life
  • Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services
  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads

A forecaster for the Met Office said: "A band of heavy rain, with the possibility of some very heavy bursts, will move northwards during Thursday night and Friday. Within this band 10-15 mm is widely expected, however some places could see as much as 30 mm in just a few hours.

Scotland weather warning: Much of country to be hit by thunderstorms

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"Once the rain has cleared scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop, particularly during Friday. Many places will miss these, but where they do occur 10-20 mm is possible in one hour, with perhaps 30 mm in a few hours."

There is a weather warning across Scotland, England and Wales for Saturday as well but that has not been expanded to Northern Ireland yet.

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Met Office issues weather warning for thunderstorms for Wales.
The yellow warning, which is in place until 8pm, predicts heavy showers, thunderstorms, flooding and disruption in a few places. The main places affected in Wales are Cardiff, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot, Merthyr Tydfil, Caerphilly, Vale of Glamorgan, Newport, Monmouthshire, Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent. © Met Office Weather warning for thunderstorms issued in Wales on Sunday This comes off the back of weather warnings in Wales for rain and wind on Friday and Saturday. A spokesman from the Met Office said lightning and hail is likely with 10-20mm of rainfall in an hour.

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