Belfast Telegraph

Dryer weekend with rising temperatures after Friday wash out

Northern Ireland has been hit with heavy rain and flooding on Friday, but conditions are set to improve over the weekend.

Friday will remain cloudy with outbreaks of rain, with especially heavy downpours in the Sperrins area.

Motorists have been warned by police in Co Down of flooding on roads around Annacloy and Ballynahinch after a night of heavy rain.

A dry spell is expected around lunchtime Friday, with more rain and coastal wind pushing east later in the day.

Conditions will improve coming into the weekend, with Saturday is expected to have a sunny start.

Although there will be some showers throughout the day, temperatures are expected to rise as high as 15C.

Conditions will remain bright, with temperatures in the double figures and bouts of sunshine through until Tuesday.

Over the past month Northern Ireland has been hit by unseasonably cold weather, with the 'Beast from the East' seeing temperatures plummet down to -4C in some parts of the province.

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