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Watch: Golf course flooded as Northern Ireland set for stormy weekend weather

Thunderstorms are forecast to hit Northern Ireland
Thunderstorms are forecast to hit Northern Ireland

A Northern Ireland golf course suffered heavy flooding on Friday with wind and rain set to envelope the province over the weekend.

The 5th tee box at Cushendall Golf Course was covered with water on Friday morning.

5th tee box at Cushendall Golf Course just now!!

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Heavy rain and winds across Northern Ireland on Friday resulted in fallen trees and traffic delays with extreme weather conditions set to continue over the weekend.

Fallen trees caused traffic delays on the Antrim Road near Sandyknowes Roundabout, the Dublin Road, Castlewellan, Scarva Road, Banbridge, Hillhall Road, Lisburn and the Ballycrochan Road in Bangor.

Flooding was also visible on many roads, particularly around Co Antrim.

Northern Ireland is set to be affected by low pressure throughout the weekend with hail and heavy downpours expected to continue into Saturday.

The Met Office has a yellow weather warning for wind and rain in place until midnight on Friday, with a yellow warning for thunderstorms affecting much of Northern Ireland from midnight on Friday until 6am on Sunday morning.

"Slow-moving thundery showers on Saturday may produce some torrential downpours which could cause local flooding and disruption to travel," a Met Office spokesperson said.

"There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater or lightning strikes. Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures

"There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost. Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.

"There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater and there is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads."

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