Met Office: Expect more weather warnings this week across NI

Flooded fields after the River Bann burst its banks near Moira due to heavy rain.  Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Flooded fields after the River Bann burst its banks near Moira due to heavy rain. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
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The week ahead will be peppered with weather warnings for heavy rainfall, the Met Office has said.

Today a yellow weather warning issued for the afternoon was cancelled as ”the rain moved off the north coast giving Northern Ireland a bit of a respite”.

Met Office forecaster Peter Sloss said that another yellow weather warning for the Province will kick in at 9am tomorrow (Monday) and last until 4am on Tuesday.

“The rain on Monday needs to be watched closely as it could lead to some flooding issues,” he said.

“Although there is no weather warning out beyond that there will be other issues. At the moment we cannot identify which parts of Northern Ireland will be affected.

“The rain band that comes through on Tuesday and Wednesday will also produce a period of heavy rain and could lead to localised problems. Things are so sensitive right now it would not take a lot of rain to cause local problems.

“It is not widespread for all of Northern Ireland but with showers it is difficult to pinpoint where the heaviest will be.

“Spray surface water is another issue so it is not just river flooding that we need to worry about for travel conditions.”

Mr Sloss added there will be a chance of frost on Tuesday night in Fermanagh and West Tyrone.

“The weather will be very changeable across Northern Ireland with showers over the next few days,” added Mr Sloss.

“There is a chance of flooding and I am sure the rivers authorities will be watching out for this.”

He said rain, hill snow and strong winds will spread from the west of the Province late on Wednesday, clearing to bright spells and showers on Thursday.