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Flood risk as weather warning is extended across Northern Ireland

The Met Office has warned of the risk of flooding on Monday as it extended a yellow warning for heavy rainfall across Northern Ireland.

The severe weather warning will remain in place until midnight.

Bands of heavy showers are expected to continue in northern and eastern parts of Northern Ireland this afternoon and tonight.

"Some 5-10mm of rain could fall in an hour locally," say forecasters.

"Generally 10-15mm is expected quite widely through the period and locally 40mm, mainly on high ground."

The Met Office warned that given recent wet weather there is an increased risk of both surface and river flooding as well as some local disruption to transport.

Belfast's Roselawn Cemetery has been closed again today due to flooding.

Belfast City Council tweeted: "We have had to temporarily close Roselawn Cemetery, due to flooding at the main entrance. We hope to re-open as normal in the morning."

Emergency contacts for flooding:

NI Water

For all emergencies as well as day to day enquiries throughout Northern Ireland call the Waterline on: 0345 744 0088

Leakline

If you want to report a leak in the public water supply, call:

Leakline number: 0800 028 2011

(24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Flooding

In the event of flooding from burst watermains or blocked sewers call Waterline: 0345 744 0088

You only need a single telephone number to report a flood – 0300 2000 100.

This number is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You don’t have to decide which organisation you need to ring and you don't have to contact the Rivers Agency, Roads Service or NI Water – this will be done for you.

When you ring, a member of staff will take all your details and contact the appropriate agency on your behalf. This is a non emergency number so if you are in danger call the emergency services on 999.

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