N.I. weather warning alert - heavy rain and chance of flooding too say Met Office experts

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The Met Office has issued a yellow status severe weather warning of heavy rain for Northern Ireland.

The warning was issued on Friday morning and is valid between 5:00am and 8:00pm on Saturday.

“A band of heavy rain will spread east across Northern Ireland overnight into Saturday morning,” said the Met Office.

“Becoming slow-moving across eastern areas through the day, before dying out in the evening. 20-30 mm of rain is expected widely across the east, with 40-50 mm possible in some areas, most likely in County Down.”

The warning applies to counties Antrim, Armagh and Down.

The warning was issued on Friday morning.

The warning was issued on Friday morning.