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Potential for flooding as weather warning in place for Northern Ireland

PSNI have warned motorists to take care on the roads

Published 12/09/2015

Flooding in Northern Ireland. Pic Charles McQuillan 2014
Flooding in Northern Ireland. Pic Charles McQuillan 2014
Police help man push car from Bridge Street, Newry. Picture: Newraypics 2014
A manhole cover being ripped out of it's hole by the pressure of the water on Skegoneill Avenue 2014
A man stares out through the bus window at the weather 2014
Waters lap around doors in a Newry street 2014
Serious flooding in Newry. Pic Joseph Lennon
Serious flooding in Newry. Pic Joseph Lennon
Serious flooding in Newry. Pic Joseph Lennon
Serious flooding in Newry. Pic Joseph Lennon
Serious flooding in Newry. Pic Joseph Lennon
Serious flooding in Newry. Pic Joseph Lennon
Serious flooding in Newry. Pic Joseph Lennon
Serious flooding in Newry. Pic Joseph Lennon
Serious flooding in Newry. Pic Joseph Lennon
Serious flooding in Newry. Pic Joseph Lennon
Serious flooding in Newry. Pic Joseph Lennon
A man struggles with the wind and rain in Belfast
Flooding in Bridge Street, Newry
A man carries his son through flood waters in Newry
A woman shields a little boy from the rain in Belfast city centre
Parked cars have been stranded in flood water after heavy rain
Northern Ireland is facing yet more stormy weather. Pic Arthur Allison
Flooding on Ladas Drive in Belfast on Thursday evening. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 16/10/2014 Flooding at Sicily Park in South Belfast after Heavy rainfall on Thursday afternoon which has led to localised flooding across Northern Ireland Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Floods on Finaghy Road North yesterday
\*****/ NO REPO **** FREE TO USE BELTEL ***** Thursday 16th October 2014, Belfast, Northern Ireland - BELFAST TELEGRAPH -FLOODING ON FINAGHY RD NORTH Pictured is flooding on the Shankill Road in Belfast Picture Credit : KEVIN SCOTT / BELFAST TELEGRAPH
A dog-walker on the Lagan towpath caught in a downpour as the warm weather came to an end
A man and dog walk on the wall of the Barmouth at Castlerock as gales batter the north coast yesterday
Vehicles negotiate flood water on the Falls Road
A jogger on the Lagan towpath caught in a downpour as the warm weather came to an end

There will be potential flooding and hazardous driving conditions this weekend with heavy rainfall expected as a result of a weather warning.

The rain warning is in place from Friday September 11 at 6pm until Saturday September 12 at 2pm.

A yellow warning had been issued yesterday, but has since been cancelled by the Met Office.

The PSNI have warned motorists to take care on the roads.

The Met Office have said outbreaks of rain will spread eastwards across Northern Ireland this evening and will probably turn persistent and heavy in places tonight and into Saturday before clearing from the west.

There is the potential for disruption due to flooding and hazardous driving conditions as the Met Office have warned there could be more than 40mm of rainfall in places.

The chief forecaster said: "The current settled spell of weather will break down as an Atlantic low pressure system pushes in across the area later Friday.

"More than 40 mm could fall within 24 hours in places, though most parts are likely to have much less, and at this stage there remains a lot of uncertainty about how extensive and heavy the rain will be."

Wet, wet, wet - submitted by Keith Friel July 30 2015
Wet, wet, wet - submitted by Keith Friel July 30 2015
"Murvagh Beach in Donegal last week. Cold weather didn't stop my daughter wanting to splash!" - Tracy Greenaway
It's not 'mingin' here. I'm in Egypt and the weather is so hot I wish I was back at home! Submitted by Paul Gillespie. July 2015
Here's some beautiful shots of a day trip Glenariff Forest - in the rain. Soaked. Submitted Miki Obana
Molly-Raine (7) is not enjoying the rain - submitted by Kazza Adams
Forthriver, Glencairn, Belfast - William Spence
Beth Frazer sent in this one - not sure where it was taken. Submitted July 30.
"A week off in Northern Ireland in July. So wet you can't even see our disappointed faces!" - Elizabeth McCann
"My waterlogged garden" - Kristine McKee
"Bessbrook pond on the 28th July. Not a day for feeding the ducks" - Lauren McGivern
A double rainbow over the Falls Road - by Clodagh Byrne, 11.
"This was taken on Monday 27th July at Connswater, you can see an airplane lining up on the runway of the City Airport. A pretty bleak scene I thought, especially for July" - Ryan Corry

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