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Police seal off the Jordanstown Road in Newtownabbey

Police seal off the Jordanstown Road in Newtownabbey

Police seal off the Jordanstown Road in Newtownabbey

Police seal off the Jordanstown Road in Newtownabbey

top: A large tree fell in high winds on to the busy Seacoast Road near Limavady

top: A large tree fell in high winds on to the busy Seacoast Road near Limavady

<b>FLASHBACK - memorable moments brought to you by Ulster's wild weather</B>

<b>FLASHBACK - memorable moments brought to you by Ulster's wild weather</B>

William Cherry/Presseye

PACEMAKER BELFAST  25/11/09Sever flooding in Co Fermanagh from the air. Farm land and out buildings were worst affected in this area.Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

PACEMAKER BELFAST 25/11/09Sever flooding in Co Fermanagh from the air. Farm land and out buildings were worst affected in this area.Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Flooding in Co Fermanagh November 2009

Flooding in Co Fermanagh November 2009

Flooding in Co Fermanagh November 2009

Flooding in Co Fermanagh November 2009

Flooding in Co Fermanagh November 2009

Flooding in Co Fermanagh November 2009

Flooding in Co Fermanagh November 2009

Flooding in Co Fermanagh November 2009

Flooding in County Fermanagh November 2009

Flooding in County Fermanagh November 2009

Flooding in County Fermanagh November 2009

Flooding in County Fermanagh November 2009

Flooding in Co Fermanagh November 2009

Flooding in Co Fermanagh November 2009

Flooding in County Fermanagh November 2009

Flooding in County Fermanagh November 2009

John McVitty

Flooding in County Fermanagh November 2009

Flooding in County Fermanagh November 2009

John McVitty

Flooding in County Fermanagh November 2009

Flooding in County Fermanagh November 2009

John McVitty

It might look like a lake but this is a town centre road in Enniskillen

It might look like a lake but this is a town centre road in Enniskillen

JUSTIN KERNOGHAN

Minister Michelle Gildernew arrives by boat at the Erneside Shopping Centre

Minister Michelle Gildernew arrives by boat at the Erneside Shopping Centre

Vehicles battling through the floods in Lisnaskea

Vehicles battling through the floods in Lisnaskea

JUSTIN KERNOGHAN

Local people using alternative transport to get through flooded roads at the Erneside Shopping centre

Local people using alternative transport to get through flooded roads at the Erneside Shopping centre

JUSTIN KERNOGHAN

Staff at the Share Centre, Irelands' Largest Residential Outdoor Activity Centre based in Smiths Strand, Lisnaskea on the edge of Upper Lough Erne, pictured rowing through the reception area

Staff at the Share Centre, Irelands' Largest Residential Outdoor Activity Centre based in Smiths Strand, Lisnaskea on the edge of Upper Lough Erne, pictured rowing through the reception area

JUSTIN KERNOGHAN

A stranded driver at the Erneside Shopping centre

A stranded driver at the Erneside Shopping centre

JUSTIN KERNOGHAN

A Rivers Agency worker helps a stranded driver at the Erneside Shopping centre on the edge of Upper Lough Erne after heavy rain has caused major flooding in the area - The level of Lough Erne is the highest on record after days of heavy rain caused widespread flooding and disruption in County Fermanagh

A Rivers Agency worker helps a stranded driver at the Erneside Shopping centre on the edge of Upper Lough Erne after heavy rain has caused major flooding in the area - The level of Lough Erne is the highest on record after days of heavy rain caused widespread flooding and disruption in County Fermanagh

JUSTIN KERNOGHAN

A Rivers Agency worker using sandbags and waterpumps to stop a river overflowing at the Erneside Shopping centre on the edge of Upper Lough Erne after heavy rain has caused major flooding in the area - The level of Lough Erne is the highest on record after days of heavy rain caused widespread flooding and disruption in County Fermanagh

A Rivers Agency worker using sandbags and waterpumps to stop a river overflowing at the Erneside Shopping centre on the edge of Upper Lough Erne after heavy rain has caused major flooding in the area - The level of Lough Erne is the highest on record after days of heavy rain caused widespread flooding and disruption in County Fermanagh

JUSTIN KERNOGHAN

Chris McHugh with his son Jacob aged 14 months, on the flooded Samsonagh road near his home in Co Fermanagh

Chris McHugh with his son Jacob aged 14 months, on the flooded Samsonagh road near his home in Co Fermanagh

A farmer on the flooded Samsonagh road near Co Fermanagh

A farmer on the flooded Samsonagh road near Co Fermanagh

Paul Faith

A school bus from Killyhommon Primary School, Co Fermanagh, makes its way through a flooded road

A school bus from Killyhommon Primary School, Co Fermanagh, makes its way through a flooded road

Rescue personnel conduct a door to door search for trapped people in the High St of Cockermouth

Rescue personnel conduct a door to door search for trapped people in the High St of Cockermouth

Cars abandoned on the Glenshane Pass this morning. Picture Martin McKeown. 31.3.10

Cars abandoned on the Glenshane Pass this morning. Picture Martin McKeown. 31.3.10

A car which was involved in an accident on the Glenshane Pass on   as heavy snow played havoc on the roads in teh North West.  30.3.10

A car which was involved in an accident on the Glenshane Pass on as heavy snow played havoc on the roads in teh North West. 30.3.10

Workmen push their van after getting stuck in snow on the Glenshane Pass.. 30.3.10

Workmen push their van after getting stuck in snow on the Glenshane Pass.. 30.3.10

Rain and wind 'battered' early morning shoppers in Belfast's city centre

Rain and wind 'battered' early morning shoppers in Belfast's city centre

A snowplough tows a lorry on the Glenshane Pass.  30.3.10

A snowplough tows a lorry on the Glenshane Pass. 30.3.10

The grounds around Stormont started to flood during the bad weather

The grounds around Stormont started to flood during the bad weather

William Cherry/Presseye

Heavy rain and snow effect various parts of Northern Ireland.  The banks of the River Lagan at Drumbeg overflow due to the heavy rain. March 31 2010

Heavy rain and snow effect various parts of Northern Ireland. The banks of the River Lagan at Drumbeg overflow due to the heavy rain. March 31 2010

A car drives through flooded roads on the outskirts of Ballymena, Co Antrim

A car drives through flooded roads on the outskirts of Ballymena, Co Antrim

Paul Faith

River moyola tobermore. picture submitted by Rod Mulholand.Tobermore. 30.03.2010

River moyola tobermore. picture submitted by Rod Mulholand.Tobermore. 30.03.2010

Heavy rain and wind in Belfast

Heavy rain and wind in Belfast

A woman walks across the M3 in heavy snow in Cavan

A woman walks across the M3 in heavy snow in Cavan

Niall Carson

A delivery man works in heavy snow in Cavan town

A delivery man works in heavy snow in Cavan town

Niall Carson

A woman walks through heavy snow in Cavan

A woman walks through heavy snow in Cavan

Niall Carson

&lt;b&gt;Belfast Telegraph readers' pics of winter weather: &lt;/b&gt;Icy Waterfall on January 11. By  Katie S., Killarney National Park

<b>Belfast Telegraph readers' pics of winter weather: </b>Icy Waterfall on January 11. By Katie S., Killarney National Park

Snowy Fence around Ballymena. By Barry Lau - Ballymena

Snowy Fence around Ballymena. By Barry Lau - Ballymena

RIVER BANN,BALLYDOWN,BANBRIDGE, BY STEPHEN McDOWELL

RIVER BANN,BALLYDOWN,BANBRIDGE, BY STEPHEN McDOWELL

&lt;b&gt;Gallery of Belfast Telegraph readers' snow pictures &lt;/b&gt;Castle Gardens, Lisburn. By Tom Porter

<b>Gallery of Belfast Telegraph readers' snow pictures </b>Castle Gardens, Lisburn. By Tom Porter

A Winter Sun In Lisburn. By Tom Porter

A Winter Sun In Lisburn. By Tom Porter

Beautiful trees on divis mountains. By Pauline

Beautiful trees on divis mountains. By Pauline

Entrance to Belvoir. By Des Meredith at Belvoir

Entrance to Belvoir. By Des Meredith at Belvoir

belvoir forest park. By fiona donnan  belfast

belvoir forest park. By fiona donnan  belfast

Lisburn's Winter Wonderland. By Tom, Lisburn

Lisburn's Winter Wonderland. By Tom, Lisburn

Mourne Mountains. By John Mitchell, Belfast

Mourne Mountains. By John Mitchell, Belfast

Wallace Park, Lisburn. By Tom, Lisburn

Wallace Park, Lisburn. By Tom, Lisburn

Strule Bridge. By Stevie, Omagh

Strule Bridge. By Stevie, Omagh

Angela Eadie &amp; her daughters having fun in the snow.

Angela Eadie & her daughters having fun in the snow.

Cycling like madman on Sunday. By Lawrence Smith , Cavehill

Cycling like madman on Sunday. By Lawrence Smith , Cavehill

Pictures taken in Aghagallon Village. By Etta Mullan

Pictures taken in Aghagallon Village. By Etta Mullan

River Blackwater Maghery

River Blackwater Maghery

near ballymoney. By  nev walker

near ballymoney. By nev walker

Foyle Walkway Derry. By Patsy Devine. Derry City

Foyle Walkway Derry. By Patsy Devine. Derry City

Eglinton village on a winter's morning. By  tony doherty

Eglinton village on a winter's morning. By tony doherty

Glenelly Valley Co Tyrone. By Patsy Devine Stroanbrack Co Tyrone

Glenelly Valley Co Tyrone. By Patsy Devine Stroanbrack Co Tyrone

Flooding in County Fermanagh November 2009

Flooding in County Fermanagh November 2009

John McVitty

22nd May 2010.  Children's festival in the Waterworks in north Belfast.  A BMX demonstration in the park.

22nd May 2010. Children's festival in the Waterworks in north Belfast. A BMX demonstration in the park.

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Police seal off the Jordanstown Road in Newtownabbey

Never has the term ‘four seasons in one day’ seemed so apt.

Many parts of Northern Ireland were hit with bizarre summer weather yesterday — with baking sunshine and rising temperatures competing in the rapidly-changing skies with driving rain, gale force winds and hail stone.

The good news for those not enjoying the storm-force conditions was that all they had to do was wait around for half an hour for warmer seasonal conditions to re-appear, albeit briefly.

Over 9,000 people were left without electricity yesterday after gale force winds of up to 50 mph lashed parts of counties Antrim and Fermanagh, causing damage to power lines.

Fallen branches caused problems in Ballyclare, Ballymena and parts of Fermanagh with Northern Ireland Electricity engineers working through the evening to restore the supply.

The Foyle Bridge in Londonderry was closed, and ferry crossings to Scotland were cancelled.

In Co Antrim, there were road closures after a tree fell and hit a car on the Hillhall Road in Lisburn, smashing its windscreen.

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Traffic was also diverted away from Castlecoole Road in Enniskillen and the Jordanstown Road in Newtownabbey because of fallen trees.

Coleraine photographer Mark Jamieson narrowly avoided being hit by a fallen tree on the Seacoast Road in Co Londonderry on Sunday lunchtime.

His dramatic pictures show how he was just feet from serious injury as the bough crashed onto the road in front of his car.

“The wind just came out of nowhere, I was driving along and noticed fallen branches and then this big tree came down about ten feet away from me and I had to slam the brakes on — it went right across the whole road in front of me,” he said.

Between the winds, snap hailstone showers and heavy rain, the skies cleared to make way for blazing sunshine which saw temperatures rise as far as 20C.

The Met Office said that gusts measuring up to 50mph had been recorded in more northern areas.

“It has been very gusty and blustery over the weekend thanks to a system coming off the Atlantic,” a spokesman said.

“Wind speeds have been recorded between 40 and 50 miles per hour off the North Coast and with rain showers added in, it has not been pleasant for Northern Ireland. The only consolation may be that Scotland is getting it worse.”


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