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Northern Ireland issued with yellow warning for rain

Met Office warns of flood risk

Published 03/01/2016

A recovery truck rescues a broken down car on the Moira Road in Co Antrim after Storm Frank hits across Northern Ireland
A recovery truck rescues a broken down car on the Moira Road in Co Antrim after Storm Frank hits across Northern Ireland
Credit - Kevin Scott / Presseye Editors note this image has been rotated 180 degrees Belfast, UK - January 03 , Pictured is cars driving past a large puddle in Belfast City Centre January 03, 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Credit - Kevin Scott / Presseye Editors note this image has been rotated 180 degrees Belfast, UK - January 03 , Pictured is cars driving past a large puddle in Belfast City Centre January 03, 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Credit - Kevin Scott / Presseye Editors note this image has been rotated 180 degrees Belfast, UK - January 03 , Pictured is cars driving past a large puddle in Belfast City Centre January 03, 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
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The Met Office has warned of the risk of flooding as it issued a yellow warning for heavy rainfall in parts of Northern Ireland.

The warning was issued on Sunday morning but will not be put in place until 4am on Monday January 4 and will remain until 11pm.

The Met Office said there will be heavier rain in counties Down, Armagh, Antrim and Belfast - which are all expected to see the most persistent rainfall.

It 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.

Bands of heavy showers are expected to affect the eastern half of Northern Ireland on Monday, in particular counties Antrim, Down and Armagh. 

Forecasters warn some 5-10 mm of rain could fall in an hour locally.

Generally 10-15 mm is expected quite widely through the period and locally up to around 35 mm, mainly on high ground.

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

Motorists struggle through Storm Desmond floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim
Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker
Motorists struggle through Storm Desmond floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 4/12/2015 Motorists struggle threw floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim. Warnings for heavy rain and strong winds have been issued as Storm Desmond is to hit across Northern Ireland and the Republic this weekend. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 4/12/2015 Motorists struggle threw floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim. Warnings for heavy rain and strong winds have been issued as Storm Desmond is to hit across Northern Ireland and the Republic this weekend. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 4/12/2015 Motorists struggle threw floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim. Warnings for heavy rain and strong winds have been issued as Storm Desmond is to hit across Northern Ireland and the Republic this weekend. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker
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Flooding in Co Tyrone on Sunday after Storm Desmond brought sustained periods of heavy rainfall to Northern Ireland. Pic: Martin McKeown.
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Motorists struggle through floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim, amid warnings of heavy rain and strong winds as Storm Desmond arrives in Northern Ireland this weekend

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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