Overnight flood risk for NI

Overnight flood risk for NI

A warning has been put in place for potential flooding across parts of Northern Ireland amid heavy rain overnight, according to the Met Office.

The yellow alert will be active across Counties Antrim, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone from midnight until 9am on Thursday.According to the Chief Forecaster, western parts will be worst affected by heavy downpours, with up to 25mm of rainfall possible in as little as six hours."Following recent wet weather, the ground is saturated and so there is a low risk of localised flooding," the Chief Forecaster says."There remain some uncertainties in the speed of movement of this system, but the majority of the rain should be clear by the end of this warning with occasional showers to follow."The outlook for the rest of the week and over the weekend looks similar - bringing an unsettled mix of cloudy but dry spells and heavy showers.February has already brought flooding and even snow at times for Northern Ireland, while parts of the Republic of Ireland, Wales and England have been devastated by the severe weather.CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)

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