Belfast Telegraph

New Northern Ireland weather alert warns of more flooding

The Met Office has issued a fresh weather warning to kick in from Thursday afternoon with the possibility of more flooding.

Heavy rain is set to sweep eastern parts of the country.

Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are being predicted, with spray and flooding also possibly leading to difficult driving conditions and road closures in some places.

The yellow warning will come into effect from 4pm on Thursday and remain in place until 4am on Friday morning.

Affected areas will include Carrickfergus, Larne, Ballycastle, Donaghadee and Downpatrick.

Conditions will ease up on Friday morning, but another weather warning issued earlier in the week will come into effect into the evening.

The yellow wind and rain warning will come into effect from 1pm on Friday afternoon through until just before midnight on Friday night.

With worsening wind conditions, it is warned there may be some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport.

High-sided vehicles could see delays on exposed routes and bridges, and there could be some short term loss of power and other services.

Coastal routes, sea fronts, and coastal communities will be affected by spray, and/ or large waves.

Heavy rain will move east across the province during Friday, with 15-25mm of rain expected to fall, and as much as 55mm falling on higher ground.

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