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Heavy rain causes havoc and widespread disruption across Northern Ireland

A car lies abandoned under the railway bridge at Laganbank Road in Belfast after serious flooding. Pic Alan Lewis Photopress
A car lies abandoned under the railway bridge at Laganbank Road in Belfast after serious flooding. Pic Alan Lewis Photopress
The Hillhall road heading towards Lisburn this morning. Photo Robert Moore
Flooding on the Ballyskeagh Road near Lisburn, causing major delays for motorists with flooding parts of Northern Ireland on Wednesday. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Flooding on the Ballyskeagh Road near Lisburn , causing major delays for motorists with flooding parts of Northern Ireland on Wednesday. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Flooding on the Ballyskeagh Road near Lisburn , causing major delays for motorists with flooding parts of Northern Ireland on Wednesday. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Heavy rain caused widespread disruption across Northern Ireland on Tuesday.

Heavy rains and gales hammered Northern Ireland with up to 10mm of rain reported in worst-hit areas.

The Met Office was forced to extend its weather warning to cover the entirety of Northern Ireland.

Forecasters reduced the amount of time the alert was in place with it ending at 3pm.

The Met Office had a yellow rain warning in place for part of Antrim and Down until 7pm. Affected areas have mainly been on the east coast, including Carrickfergus, Larne, Ballycastle, Donaghadee and Downpatrick.

Some of the roads affected by flooding on Wednesday morning included Milltown Road, Dunmurry Lane, Stranmillis Embankment and the Dunadry Road in Dunadry.

Cars were also pictured stranded in deep waters on some roads.

A belt of rain and strong winds were expected to batter all parts of Northern Ireland, with heavy rain of between 15-25mm expected to fall between 9am and 9pm, increasing to 40mm-60mm on higher ground.

Those affected by flooding can call the Flooding Incident Line on 03002000100.

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