Warning for heavy rain in place for Northern Ireland

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The yellow warning began on Friday morning and will be in place until 09:00 BST on Saturday.

The bulk of the rain will fall on Friday with most of Northern Ireland receiving about 10 to 30mm of rain.

Parts of the east could see 40-50mm and there could be as much as 60 to 80mm for the east-facing slopes of the Mournes and Antrim Plateau.Image caption,As a result, river levels are high, and the ground is saturated and there is a risk of localised flooding on Friday morning.Driving conditions will be difficult due to large areas of standing water, heavy rain falling leading to poor visibility and spray.

A number of towns and villages in east Cork and west Waterford were deluged after a month's rain fell in one day this week after Storm Babet swept through the region.As businesses and householders count the cost, the Irish government has said a €10m fund is available to provide support. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the community in Midleton, County Cork, that help with the clean-up operation is available, after the area was one of the worst hit by flooding during Storm Babet.The president of Midleton Chamber of Commerce said the cost of damage caused by the flooding in the town is around €200m .Panic and confusion at scene of Gaza City hospital blast

 

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