Yellow Weather Alerts Warn Of More Flooding

The Met Office has issued a fresh weather warning for the afternoon of Thursday 08 November with the possibility of more flooding.

It folllows an earlier alert which is already in place for Friday 09 November.

The yellow warning will take effect from 4pm on Thursday and remain in place until 4am on Friday morning.

Heavy rain is set to sweep eastern parts of the country, with affected areas including Carrickfergus, Larne, Ballycastle, Donaghadee and Downpatrick.
News Image
Conditions will ease up on Friday morning, but the second warning for wind and rain will take effect in the afternoon and end at midnight.

As conditions worsen, the following can be expected:

• Flooding of some businesses and homes in high-risk or exposed areas.

• Excess spray and water on the roads, making journey times longer, especially on coastal routes and sea fronts.

• Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport.

• Possible short term losses of power.

• Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges.

Heavy rain will move east across the province during Friday, with 15-25mm of rain expected to fall, and as much as 55m falling on higher ground.

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

11 July 2018
easyJet Announces Three New Routes From Belfast
Budget airline easyJet has announced three new routes from Belfast International Airport. The new routes to Fuerteventura, Prague and Salzburg will go on sale on Thursday 12 July. The new service to Fuerteventura commences on 31 October. Flights to Prague will start on 29 October and flights to Salzburg will commence on 13 December.
12 February 2019
Police Granted Further Time To Question Murder Suspects
Police investigating a recent murder in Clogher have been granted an additional 28 hours to question two people on suspicion of murder. The body of 30-year-old Pat Ward was found in an alleyway on Saturday morning, 09 February. Police immediately launched a murder enquiry following the discovery.
02 January 2018
Yellow Weather Warning For Wind And Rain Issued In NI
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for severe gales and heavy rain throughout Northern Ireland. The warning has been put in place from 6pm on Tuesday, 02 January, until 8pm on Wednesday, 03 January. Strong winds are expected on Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning.
06 February 2019
Other News In Brief
NI To Be Hit By Strong Winds- Yellow Weather Warning Issued Northern Ireland is bracing itself for strong gales as the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning. A spell of wind is expected to affect the region from around lunchtime on Friday 08 February and will persist until Saturday evening.
23 July 2018
Over 170 Politicians Sign Letter To Reform Abortion Laws In NI
Over 170 politicians have signed a letter to reform abortion laws in Northern Ireland. The group, which comprises of Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem MPs and peers, Stormont Assembly members and Irish politicians, said it is an issue of protecting women's human rights and honouring the Good Friday Agreement.