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Storm Desmond: MORE rain forecast for flooded parts of Northern Ireland as Met Office issues new severe weather warning

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Motorists struggle threw floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim
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Motorists struggle threw floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

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Motorists struggle threw floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim. Warnings for heavy rain and strong winds have been issued as Storm Desmond is to hit  across Northern Ireland and the Republic this weekend.
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Pacemaker Press 4/12/2015 Motorists struggle threw floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim. Warnings for heavy rain and strong winds have been issued as Storm Desmond is to hit across Northern Ireland and the Republic this weekend. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

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Motorists struggle threw floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim. Warnings for heavy rain and strong winds have been issued as Storm Desmond is to hit  across Northern Ireland and the Republic this weekend.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 4/12/2015 Motorists struggle threw floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim. Warnings for heavy rain and strong winds have been issued as Storm Desmond is to hit across Northern Ireland and the Republic this weekend. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

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Motorists struggle threw floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim. Warnings for heavy rain and strong winds have been issued as Storm Desmond is to hit  across Northern Ireland and the Republic this weekend.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 4/12/2015 Motorists struggle threw floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim. Warnings for heavy rain and strong winds have been issued as Storm Desmond is to hit across Northern Ireland and the Republic this weekend. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Rescue teams continue their work to bring people out of flooded homes in Carlisle

Rescue teams continue their work to bring people out of flooded homes in Carlisle

Carlisle suffered with some of the worst flooding

Carlisle suffered with some of the worst flooding

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Two youths dive into the sea at Salthill in a video that has been viewed online over a million times

Two youths dive into the sea at Salthill in a video that has been viewed online over a million times

A driver abandons his stricken car near Maguiresbridge

A driver abandons his stricken car near Maguiresbridge

Flooding in Co Tyrone on Sunday after Storm Desmond brought sustained periods of heavy rainfall to Northern Ireland. Pic: Martin McKeown.

Flooding in Co Tyrone on Sunday after Storm Desmond brought sustained periods of heavy rainfall to Northern Ireland. Pic: Martin McKeown.

Flooding in Co Tyrone on Sunday after Storm Desmond brought sustained periods of heavy rainfall to Northern Ireland. Pic: Martin McKeown.

Flooding in Co Tyrone on Sunday after Storm Desmond brought sustained periods of heavy rainfall to Northern Ireland. Pic: Martin McKeown.

Flooding in Co Tyrone on Sunday after Storm Desmond brought sustained periods of heavy rainfall to Northern Ireland. Pic: Martin McKeown.

Flooding in Co Tyrone on Sunday after Storm Desmond brought sustained periods of heavy rainfall to Northern Ireland. Pic: Martin McKeown.

Flooding in Co Tyrone on Sunday after Storm Desmond brought sustained periods of heavy rainfall to Northern Ireland. Pic: Martin McKeown.

Flooding in Co Tyrone on Sunday after Storm Desmond brought sustained periods of heavy rainfall to Northern Ireland. Pic: Martin McKeown.

The Boudoir designer boutique in Dungannon which was damaged by flooding during Storm Desmond. Pic: Matt Mackey/Press Eye.

The Boudoir designer boutique in Dungannon which was damaged by flooding during Storm Desmond. Pic: Matt Mackey/Press Eye.

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Anita Ross at the Boudoir designer boutique in Dungannon which was flooded during Storm Desmond. Pic: Matt Mackey/Press Eye.

Anita Ross at the Boudoir designer boutique in Dungannon which was flooded during Storm Desmond. Pic: Matt Mackey/Press Eye.

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The Boudoir designer boutique in Dungannon which was damaged by flooding during Storm Desmond. Pic: Matt Mackey/Press Eye.

The Boudoir designer boutique in Dungannon which was damaged by flooding during Storm Desmond. Pic: Matt Mackey/Press Eye.

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Storm Desmond brought high winds and choppy waters to Galway

Storm Desmond brought high winds and choppy waters to Galway

Emergency workers use a boat in floodwater on Warwick Road in Carlisle, after heavy rain from Storm Desmond tore through Britain, bringing strong winds and heavy rain which caused Cumbria to declare a major incident. Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.

Emergency workers use a boat in floodwater on Warwick Road in Carlisle, after heavy rain from Storm Desmond tore through Britain, bringing strong winds and heavy rain which caused Cumbria to declare a major incident. Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.

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Emergency workers use a boat in floodwater on Warwick Road in Carlisle to rescue a resident

Emergency workers use a boat in floodwater on Warwick Road in Carlisle to rescue a resident

Flooded roads in Appleby in Cumbria, as Storm Desmond hit the UK

Flooded roads in Appleby in Cumbria, as Storm Desmond hit the UK

Motorists struggle through floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim, amid warnings of heavy rain and strong winds as Storm Desmond arrives in Northern Ireland this weekend

Motorists struggle through floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim, amid warnings of heavy rain and strong winds as Storm Desmond arrives in Northern Ireland this weekend

Motorists struggle through floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim, amid warnings of heavy rain and strong winds as Storm Desmond arrives in Northern Ireland this weekend

Motorists struggle through floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim, amid warnings of heavy rain and strong winds as Storm Desmond arrives in Northern Ireland this weekend

Motorists struggle through floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim, amid warnings of heavy rain and strong winds as Storm Desmond arrives in Northern Ireland this weekend

Motorists struggle through floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim, amid warnings of heavy rain and strong winds as Storm Desmond arrives in Northern Ireland this weekend

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Motorists struggle threw floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

The Met Office has issued a new severe weather warning for Northern Ireland - where even more rain is forecast to fall on areas already flooded by Storm Desmond.

The total rainfall is only expected to be around 10-20mm, much lower than previous days, but could cause surface water flooding because the grounds are already saturated.

Firefighters have today rescued a man who was trapped in his van in flooded Charlemont, Co Armagh. He was treated at the scene but was not injured.

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The heavy rainfall is expected to cross from the west on Wednesday afternoon, moving quickly.

The yellow warning applies to counties Armagh, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone.

The chief forecaster said: "The combination of rain and strong or gale-force winds will also give difficult driving conditions."

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