NI Weather: Met Office thunder, lightning and hail weather warning issued for Northern Ireland - Flooding of homes and businesses likely say Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow status weather warning of thunder, lightning, torrential rain and hail for Northern Ireland.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 10:25 am
Updated Friday, 14th May 2021, 10:26 am

The warning was issued on Friday morning and is valid from 12.00pm to 8:00pm.

"Scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms will develop across Northern Ireland this afternoon," reads the warning on the Met Office website.

"Hail, lightning and locally heavy rain are expected, with 10-15 mm of rain in a few places within 1-2 hours."

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What to expect

There is a good chance driving conditions will be affected by spray, standing water and/or hail, leading to longer journey times by car and bus.

Some short term loss of power and other services is likely.

Some flooding of a few homes and businesses likely, leading to some damage to buildings or structures.

The weather warning will be live from 12.00pm to 8.00pm on Friday.

Probably some damage to a few buildings and structures from lightning strikes.

The weather warning will apply to counties Armagh, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone.

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