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Flooding and thunderstorm weather alert for Northern Ireland

Forecasters are warning of potential flooding.
Forecasters are warning of potential flooding.

The Met Office has issued a yellow alert for thunderstorms and possible flooding in Northern Ireland.

The warning comes into place at 7pm on Friday and lasts until 10am on Saturday.

There is a good chance driving conditions will be affected by spray, standing water, hail, leading to longer journey times by car and bus, forecasters have warned.

Delays to train services are also possible as well as power cuts.

The chief forecaster said some flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible, leading to some damage to buildings or structures.

"Heavy showers and some thunderstorms will develop over parts of Northern Ireland and southern Scotland on Friday evening before extending further northeast over Scotland overnight.

"Heavy bursts of rain are expected, with hail also possible, giving accumulations of locally 15-30 mm within a few hours. The showers will move away from Northern Ireland in the early hours of Saturday then ease over Scotland later in the morning."

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