Met Office says flooding could be likely as yellow weather warning issued

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain across the north for Monday.
Staff Reporter

THE Met Office has warned that flooding in parts of the north is possible on Monday as a result of heavy rain.

The yellow warning for rain was issued on Sunday, with the downpours "likely to cause some disruption to travel" as up to 50mm of rainfall is predicted for some areas.

Northern parts of counties Derry and Antrim are not expected to be affected, while on Sunday night the warning was extended to cover all of Co Fermanagh.

In place from 6am on Monday through to midnight, the warning states rain will likely cause spray and flooding on some roads, "making journey times longer", while bus and rail services could also be affected.

The warning also means "flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible".

A Met Office spokesperson said: "A band of rain will become slow moving across parts of Northern Ireland during Monday. There remains some uncertainty as to exactly where this happens, but many places in the warning area are likely to have 15-25 mm of rain with a few places in the south, particularly over hills, having 40-50 mm."

In the Republic, Met Éireann have issued a yellow warning for rain for all counties except for Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow, which are facing a 'status orange' warning for between 7am and noon.

The yellow warning is in place until 8pm on Monday evening.