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Yellow rain warning issued across NI

Forecasters say 20 to 40mm of rain could fall within 12 hours. A yellow warning has been issued from 3pm. Credit: UTV

The Met Office has issued a warning for heavy rain across Northern Ireland on Thursday.

The forecast suggest the rain will spread across all parts in the morning, becoming persistent and occasionally heavy in the afternoon.

A yellow warning is in place for all counties from 3pm until just before midnight.

The Met Office’s Chief forecaster said: “20 to 40mm of rain within 12 hours, perhaps nearer 60 mm over the Mournes, falling on already very wet ground, seems likely to lead to flooding of some prone locations.”

Forecasters say it is possible a “few properties or business could also be affected”.

The heavy downpours could also lead to travel disruption, including through the busy evening period.

NI Weather: Persistent rain spreads to all parts

Persistent rain spreads to all parts through the morning. Credit: UTV

Persistent rain spreads to all parts through the morning with fresh southwest winds.

Rain will turn heavy in the afternoon and continue well into the evening, with winds easing.

Maximum temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday brighter and drier with winds easing but wind and rain returning in evening.

Showers or longer spells of rain on Saturday then brighter with showers on Sunday, often windy.

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