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Northern Ireland weather warning: Heavy rain, thunder and hail on the way

A weather warning for heavy rain, which will affect parts of Northern Ireland on Tuesday afternoon, has been issued by the Met Office.

The warning affecting western and northern parts of Northern Ireland is in place between 12pm and 8pm.

Forecasters say there is the potential for some very heavy rainfall as well as local hail or thunder, which could cause some disruption.

“Whilst many areas will miss the heaviest showers, where they do occur 20 mm of rain could fall in a short period of time with perhaps up to 40 mm falling in 2 to 3 hours,” the Met Office says.

It is likely that many places will miss the worst, including Co Down and Belfast.

The weather warning is affecting counties Antrim, Armagh, Londonderry, Tyrone and Fermanagh.

The unsettled weather will dominate most of the week. Rain will return on Monday, turning persistent and occasionally heavy across all parts in the evening.

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