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Weather: Northern Ireland flood fears as rain warning issued

The Met Office has issued a yellow rain warning for Northern Ireland from Wednesday to Thursday afternoon.

County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down, County Londonderry and County Tyrone are all set to be effected from 12:00pm on Wednesday March 14 to 12:00pm on Thursday March 15.

Strong southeast winds will bring a period of persistent, occasionally heavy rain Wednesday afternoon and into Thursday morning.

Flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible while some flooding of roads may result in longer journey times and disruption to bus and rail services.

The southeast winds may also prove an additional hazard with delays for high sided vehicles on exposed routes and delays to air and ferry transport.

The Chief Forecaster said: "An area of rain will push into Northern Ireland from the southwest on Wednesday before slowly clearing northeastwards on Thursday morning.

"The heaviest and most persistent rain is likely over the Mourne and Sperrin mountains where 50 mm of rain may be seen. Elsewhere 15-25 mm of rain is likely. Coastal gales are also likely, particularly along exposed southeast facing coasts."

 

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