Rain warning as Bertha sweeps UK

Rain warning as Bertha sweeps UK

A yellow warning for heavy rain is in place for much of Northern Ireland on Sunday as the remnants of Hurricane Bertha sweep across the UK.

Met Office forecasters said areas to the east of NI can expect particularly wet and windy weather, cloudy skies and some risk of flooding. Very heavy rain is predicted in Down and Antrim.A spokesperson said: "There continues to be a great deal of uncertainty in the forecast but the public should be aware of the risk of flooding due to heavy rain as well as strong winds and large waves, particularly on the coasts of southern England and areas bordering the northern Irish Sea."Given the unseasonable nature of the weather this could be sufficient to disrupt transport and make outdoor activities dangerous."It comes as Bertha, which tore through the Caribbean early last week, arrives on UK shores bringing what has been a warm, balmy summer to an abrupt end.Forecasters said some areas could be hit by 25mm of rain over the day, with parts of Wales already seeing torrential downpours and 13 alerts in place across southern England.The yellow alert is in place until 11.45pm on Sunday.

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