Storm Desmond: Heavy rain to continue

Heavy rain and high winds are expected to lead to flooding throughout Limerick this weekend
Heavy rain and high winds are expected to lead to flooding throughout Limerick this weekend

The heavy rain and strong winds brought by Storm Desmond are to continue through the day, forecasters have warned.

Much of Northern Ireland has been battered over the last 24 hours.

The Met Office say the poor weather conditions are set to continue until at least the early hours of tomorrow morning.

Today there will be prolonged heavy rain and it will remain windy.

It will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain continuing, most persistent and heaviest across western counties. Tonight, the rain will continue and it will be heavy at times, with southwesterly gales, severe in places. After midnight the winds will ease as persistent rain clears followed by scattered showers.

Tomorrow will be a chilly day with sunny spells and showers, which will be wintry over hills.

And, the outlook for Monday to Wednesday says that there will be rain and strong southerly winds on Monday but becoming drier and brighter for a time. Windy with showers on Tuesday, frequent in north with further rain for a time on Wednesday.