08/11/2018

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.
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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.

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