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Vehicles negotiate flood water on the Falls Road

Vehicles negotiate flood water on the Falls Road

A dog-walker on the Lagan towpath caught in a downpour as the warm weather came to an end

A dog-walker on the Lagan towpath caught in a downpour as the warm weather came to an end

KEVIN SCOTT / BELFAST TELEGRAPH

A jogger on the Lagan towpath caught in a downpour as the warm weather came to an end

A jogger on the Lagan towpath caught in a downpour as the warm weather came to an end

KEVIN SCOTT / BELFAST TELEGRAPH

Monday 6th October 2014, Belfast, Northern Ireland - Weather Pictures - October Storm

Pictured is members of the Road Service working on the Massey Avenue area of East Belfast following extreme winds and rain overnight 

Picture Credit : Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Monday 6th October 2014, Belfast, Northern Ireland - Weather Pictures - October Storm Pictured is members of the Road Service working on the Massey Avenue area of East Belfast following extreme winds and rain overnight Picture Credit : Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

KEVIN SCOTT / BELFAST TELEGRAPH

Strong winds and rain are forecast for parts of Britain

Strong winds and rain are forecast for parts of Britain

Vehicles negotiate flood water on the Falls Road

Severe weather alerts have been issued for parts of Northern Ireland, south west and southern England, Wales and Scotland as "persistent and heavy" rain brings the risk of localised flooding.

Areas of higher ground in Northern Ireland could see up to 70mm fall tomorrow and Friday, the Met Office said. It follows heavy rain throughout Northern Ireland yesterday. Last month homes were flooded in many parts of Belfast after more bad weather.

Meteorologists said people should be aware of the risk of localised flooding in the areas covered by warnings, which are in effect over different periods until the weekend.

The downpours could also be accompanied by "strong and gusty" winds, the Met Office said.

"The rainfall is likely to cause some minor flooding from either surface water or from rivers."

Met Office forecaster Nicki Willis said: "We are looking at unsettled weather over the next few days.

Belfast Telegraph