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Wet weekend in store as heavy rain to return

By Amanda Poole

Published 19/10/2011

Northern Ireland is in for more heavy and persistent downpours this weekend, according to weather experts.

Prolonged heavy rain on Monday caused flooding in several parts of the province, with counties Fermanagh and Tyrone the worst affected areas.

The wet weather we are experiencing at the moment isn’t unusual for October and Tony Conlan, a forecaster with the Meteogroup, said to expect more of the same, with conditions deteriorating by the weekend.

“Today will bring a maximum temperature of 10C,” Mr Conlan explained.

“It will be bright, breezy and cold, with rain showers. On Thursday it will be dry, bright and clouding over with rain later in the day and the maximum temperature will be 11C.”

He explained that Northern Ireland is in for a very wet weekend.

“It will be cloudy, often quite windy, with rain,” Mr Conlan added.

“There is potential for some heavy and persistent rain at the weekend, but at this stage it’s too tough to tell which day will be the worst.

“However, temperatures will reach 14 to 15C and it will be mild and frost free.”

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