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Northern Ireland weather warning as torrential downpours forecast

Published 20/08/2016

Heavy rain brigns abrupt end to the summer dry spell
Heavy rain brigns abrupt end to the summer dry spell

Topsy turvy weather will continue in the UK and Ireland as weather warnings have been put in place for this weekend.

The glorious sunny conditions of earlier in the week will be replaced by wind and the danger of flooding in areas.

The UK and Ireland has basked in warm Mediterranean days with lots of sunshine on Monday and Tuesday, but just a few days later we are being advised to beware of strong gales and heavy rain.

The sound of thunder in the sky in some areas may be considered an apt soundtrack for our roller-coaster weather.

The Met Office has warned of torrential downpours in Northern Ireland on Saturday afternoon.

They tweeted: "Some quite torrential downpours around this afternoon. Some minor surface water flooding possible. Drive carefully."

Armagh and Down will experience the heaviest showers, while it will be windy at times over south Down but mostly moderate winds.

Met Éireann forecasters warned that a deep Atlantic depression was bearing down on Ireland from the south-west, which was expected to track east over the country overnight and early Saturday.

This was forecast to generate some unseasonably strong south-westerly winds, with the strongest winds affecting south-western and southern coastal counties in the Republic.

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Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye © Friday 3rd June 2016 Loughshore Park, Newtownabbey. The warm weather contunies and at Loughshore Park, Newtownabbey everyone enjoy's the sunshine.
Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye © Friday 3rd June 2016 Loughshore Park, Newtownabbey. The warm weather contunies and at Loughshore Park, Newtownabbey everyone enjoy's the sunshine.
Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye © Friday 3rd June 2016 Loughshore Park, Newtownabbey. The warm weather contunies and at Loughshore Park, Newtownabbey everyone enjoy's the sunshine.
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