In Pictures: Northern Ireland skies blaze red for stunning sunset
A red sky at night stunned the Northern Ireland public on Thursday evening.
Many took to social media to share stunning images of the sky at night.
Donaghadee was simply stunning this evening. A worthwhile visit. pic.twitter.com/boC84BvhyB— Jon Burrows (@PSNICIJBurrows) August 8, 2019
That’s not a baaaadd sunset. Taken from Seaforde in County Down by Suzanne Reid. pic.twitter.com/6LdJz4cFgQ— Barra Best (@barrabest) August 8, 2019
However, while the old saying may hint at decent weather on the horizon, the reality may be a little different.
Met office forecasters are warning that Northern Ireland is in for a weekend of torrential rain - with a risk of flooding across the country.
Yellow warnings for rain and wind on Friday and thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday have been issued by the forecasters.
In the worst affected regions, communities may see 40-60mm of rain during the warning period, with 10-15mm of rain expected widely.
The Department of Infrastructure has called on local motorists to take extra care in the wet and windy conditions - and has also issued guidance to householders on flood damage precautions.
Forecasters are attributing the weather threat to "an unseasonable area of low-pressure" that has moved into position across the UK.
Belfast Telegraph Digital