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Yellow weather warning for Northern Ireland - thunderstorms and rain

Rain and thunderstorms are forecast for Northern Ireland on Friday
Rain and thunderstorms are forecast for Northern Ireland on Friday

A yellow weather warning for rain and thunderstorms has been issued for Northern Ireland on Friday.

The Met Office said there is a small chance of flooding at homes and businesses, as well as a chance of deep floodwater causing danger to life.

Delays and cancellations to train and bus services can also be expected in flood-hit areas.

Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and road closures.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "A band of heavy rain, with the possibility of some very heavy bursts, will move northwards during Thursday night and Friday.

"Within this band 10-15 mm is widely expected, however some places could see as much as 30 mm in just a few hours. Once the rain has cleared scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop, particularly during Friday.

"Many places will miss these, but where they do occur 10-20 mm is possible in one hour, with perhaps 30 mm in a few hours."

The weather warning will be in place for most of Friday. Credit: Met Office
The weather warning will be in place for most of Friday. Credit: Met Office

The weather warning is in place from midnight on Thursday to midnight on Friday.

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