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Batten down the hatches: Rain and wind warning in place for Northern Ireland

The Met Office has warned that flooding of some homes and businesses is possible with wind and rain set to hammer Northern Ireland this weekend.

A yellow warning for the province comes into effect at 6am on Saturday morning and will last until 6pm on Saturday evening, with fears it could cause disruption during the busy Christmas shopping season.

Between 30mm and 50mm of rain falling over a period between six and 12 hours.

Winds are expected to reach speeds between 50mph and 60mph.

Parts affected by the warning stretch across the south and east.

The area which will be impacted by wind and rain / Credit: Met Office

Spray and flooding is expected and journey times could potentially be impacted, with high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges also told to expect delays.

It is also possible there could be short-term loss of power and other services.

Festive events could also be impacted by the poor conditions.

More severe conditions are set to hit other parts of the United Kingdom, with a snow and ice warning in place for large parts of Scotland and the north of England.

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