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Summer looks like it’s officially over as Met Office issue Yellow weather warning

Following the periods of sunshine and warm weather experienced across Northern Ireland, it would seen the good spell of weather could be set to change.

The Met Office has issued the weather warning for Saturday, as areas of heavy rain, potentially accompanied by thunderstorms, are expected to blight much of the country.

With most children returning to school this week and others set to return on Monday, the change in weather may not be welcomed by those hoping to catch the last family day out.

In July Armagh I reported on  temperatures of 40°C being forecast in the UK as the Met Office issued the first ever Red warning for warm weather and in February Storm Franklin wreaked havoc as roads across County Armagh flooded leaving in place road diversions in the worst affected areas.

The Met Office has stated: “Occasional periods of heavy rain through Saturday may lead to travel disruption” The yellow weather warning is expected to remain in force throughout Saturday.

What to expect:

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
  • There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life
  • Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services
  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • There is a small chance that some communities will become cut off by flooded roads
  • There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses

Previous warning for flooding have seen local

To report flooding problems on roads or burst water mains and blocked drains, contact the Northern Ireland flooding incident line on 0300 2000 100.

The Met Office have also issued advice about how to stay safe during adverse weather, follow this link for more

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