Met Office issues heavy rain weather warning for east of Northern Ireland

The yellow weather warning comes into effect from 8pm and lasts until 2am on Friday morning across Northern Ireland.

A yellow weather warning has been issued for Northern Ireland for heavy rain for later on Thursday.

The warning comes into effect from 8pm and lasts until 2am on Friday morning.

It will affect most of the country but primarily Belfast and the east.

Public transport, such as bus and train services, may be affected with journeys taking longer than usual, forecasters have warned.

Likewise, localised flooding on roads will also increase journey times and flooding of homes and businesses is also likely.

In a statement the Met Office said: "Heavy rain is likely to push quickly northeast across parts of Northern Ireland this evening, leading to localised disruption."

Our Weather Presenter Aisling says: 'A short lived rain warning has been issued for tonight. Although we are already well into August, the impacts from the record breaking rainfall during July are still causing some issues as the water table remains high.

"It's possible 20-30mm of rainfall could fall in the space of a few hours and this is what could trigger some short lived impact.

"The rain will clear away quickly after midnight."

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