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Weather warning issued for Northern Ireland as weekend begins

Rain on window

A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office for Northern Ireland as the weekend begins, advising that unseasonably wet and windy conditions may lead to some disruption on Saturday morning.

The warning is effective from 12:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday, 5 August, and covers all parts of the Province.

A spokesperson for the Met Office commented:

"Heavy and persistent rain, accompanied by some strong winds, will push east across Northern Ireland on Saturday morning.

"Widely, totals of 20-30mm are possible, however the heaviest and most persistent rain is more likely in the south and perhaps also east of the country, affecting parts of County Down and Belfast. Here, there is a small chance of 40-60mm, with perhaps as much as 20-30mm of this falling in just a couple of hours.

"This will be coupled with some strong winds, widely gusts of 30-35mph are likely, with the risk in some areas, especially exposed coasts in the east, of gusts up to 45-50mph, perhaps bringing some coastal impacts in places. The persistent rain will pull away east into the afternoon, however it will remain generally windy, with a mix of sunshine and blustery showers following."


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