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Weather warning issued for Northern Ireland ahead of Storm Babet

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A yellow weather warning has been issued ahead of Storm Babet by the UK Met Office, advising of a prolonged period of heavy rain across eastern parts Northern Ireland.

The warning is effective from 6:00am on Wednesday morning (18th October) to 12:00pm on Thursday, 19 October, and is expected to impact Counties Antrim, Down and Armagh.

A Met Office spokesperson commented:

"While there is still some uncertainty, there is the potential for a prolonged spell of at times very heavy and disruptive rainfall to develop on Wednesday morning, possibly continuing into Thursday.

"The heaviest rainfall is most likely across the high ground of Antrim and Down, although some low lying more populated areas are likely to see some heavy rainfall also. Widely 30-50 mm of rain is likely to fall, but over the higher ground of Antrim and Down, locally in excess of 100 mm of rain is possible.

"The rain will be accompanied some very strong and gusty southeasterly winds at times, which could exacerbate impacts."


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