Thunderstorm Warning Issued For NI

Northern Ireland is set to be battered by heavy showers and thunderstorms this weekend.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning to take effect from 7pm on Friday and last until 10am on Saturday.

Forecasters said there is a good chance driving conditions will worsen due to spray, standing water and possible hail.
News Image
Train delays are likely, with a short term loss of power and other services also possible.

The public are also warned of a chance of damage to a few buildings and structures from lightning strikes or floods.


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

02 February 2005
Initiative promises business 'failures' a second chance
A ground-breaking initiative designed to help people who have ‘failed’ in business to reclaim their entrepreneurial spirit has been launched in Belfast. The Second Chance Programme, which has been developed by Ortus, the Business Development Agency, will assist former sole traders, partners and company directors to get back into business.
08 July 2019
Weather Warning As Heavy Rain Forecast
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning covering Northern Ireland for later this week. Loyalist celebrations may be disrupted on Thursday 11 July as heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to cause issues on the roads.
10 November 2011
Cancer Charity Urges 'Look Down In The Mouth'
People across NI are being encouraged to look 'down in the mouth' as the Ulster Cancer Foundation (UCF) uses Mouth Cancer Week to encourage people to be aware of the early signs of mouth cancer and to seek medical help if they have any concerns.
17 May 2011
Terrorist Bomb Blights Royal Visit To Ireland
Despite security analysis that indicated there wouldn't be any terrorist bombing in the Irish State, a bomb has been planted on a Dublin-bound bus overnight. Irish Army bomb disposal officers later dealt with the 'viable device' after it were detected close to Dublin.
20 June 2002
Police surrounded by hostile crowd fire warning shots
Police officers attempting to make an arrest near to a community interface area Londonderry were forced to fire warning shots into the air.