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Met Office has warned of heavy rain in Northern Ireland.

Met Office has warned of heavy rain in Northern Ireland.

Met Office has warned of heavy rain in Northern Ireland.

The Met Office has issued a yellow rain warning for Northern Ireland which will be in place until just before midnight on Thursday.

As the rain will fall on saturated ground, it is likely to lead to increased flooding.

The warning is in place from 3pm on Thursday and will remain until 11.55pm.

Travel delays can be expected, and the Met Office has said it is possible some properties and businesses will be impacted.

Between 20mm and 40mm of rain is expected over a 12-hour period, with this possibly increasing to closer to 60mm over the Mournes.

This bout of rain comes ahead of storm Brian making landfall in the Republic this weekend.

A status orange wind warning has been issued by the Irish Met Office for seven counties in the south and the west.

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As it stands, Northern Ireland is predicted to miss the worst of this.

The Met Office's forecast for the province is an "unsettled weekend" of strong winds and "rain clearing to sunshine and heavy showers". Sunday will "remain windy with sunshine and showers".


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