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Four Northern Ireland counties top UK rain charts

Four counties across Northern Ireland topped the UK-wide chart of rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the Met Office
Four counties across Northern Ireland topped the UK-wide chart of rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the Met Office

By Christopher Leebody

Four counties across Northern Ireland topped the UK-wide chart of rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the Met Office.

Co Armagh experienced the worst of the deluge with 42.8mm recorded.

Co Fermanagh saw 36mm, with 31mm in Co Tyrone and 27.4mm in Co Londonderry.

A Met Office spokesman said yesterday: "Over the last 18 hours these were the highest figures throughout the whole of the UK."

The high rainfall had seen a yellow warning issued by the Met Office, with some reports of surface water flooding across Northern Ireland over the last two days.

The average rainfall for the entire month of June in Northern Ireland is 76.3mm.

The Met Office forecast that the persistent heavy rain is expected to ease today, with a return to some drier conditions.

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