The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms this weekend as Northern Ireland’s weeklong period of sunshine and blue skies looks set to finish.
The warning is active from 12 noon on Sunday 14 August to 6am on Monday morning.
A spokesperson for the Met Office said:
“While some places stay dry, hit-and-miss thunderstorms will develop Sunday and Sunday night, and may bring disruption in places.
“During Sunday afternoon, cloudier conditions and areas of rain are expected to develop across parts of Northern Ireland and Scotland. A few places seem likely to see heavy downpours and thunderstorms, which could bring up to around 50 mm of rain falling in 2-3 hours leading to some disruption. These may last through the night in places. Hail and frequent lightning are potential additional hazards.”