Keep up with Armagh i

More flooding on its way as Met Office issue ANOTHER yellow weather warning

Flooding wreaked havoc in county Armagh earlier this week

Chances of more flooding across county Armagh is likely after the Met Office issue a second yellow weather warning this week.

The heaviest rainfall is expected in the late morning and early afternoon, however, the yellow warning will remain in place until 11pm on Friday night.

A Met Office spokesperson said it would be a rather cloudy start with outbreaks of rain, the rain turning more showery this morning with bright spells developing, especially in the east.

“The showers are expected to become heavy and slow moving for the afternoon with localised flooding possible with maximum temperatures around 17 degrees.

“Although some places will miss most of the showers, some heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms will develop during today.

“Given the recent wet conditions, there is the possibility of localised flooding of homes and businesses as well as susceptible roads.”

However, Saturday and Sunday are expected to remain dry for the most parts with temperatures reaching 19 degrees on Sunday.

Earlier this week flooding wreaked havoc on county Armagh roads, with the Orchard Leisure Centre forced to closed its swimming pool because of the downpours.

Several roads were impassable and one farmer even lost a calf when the White Water River in Newtownhamilton burst its banks on Wednesday.

On Tuesday night, firefighters rescued 93 people trapped in flood waters across Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) responded to a total of 85 incidents as direct result of the heavy rainfall last night and into the early hours of Wednesday morning.


Sign Up To Our Newsletter

Most read today

More in Armagh