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Thunderstorms & Torrential Rain Lash Parts Of Northern Ireland

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Cars are turned away on the Drumrane Road outside Limavady on Friday after after heavy rain flooded the roads a worker is seen working in the drains to try and release som of the water.PICTURE MARK JAMIESON
BT Coleraine


Thundery rain showers were battering Northern Ireland this afternoon following a week of sunshine with temperatures reaching 24 degrees and above.

The Met Office issued a Yellow weather warning earlier this week for thunderstorms throughout parts of Northern Ireland.  A MET office spokesperson said “There is a chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.”

The warning was effective from 9am today (June 1) and is due to last throughout the evening, until 10pm.   A yellow weather warning for rain is in place tomorrow from 11am – 9pm.

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service were called to the Drumrane Road in Limavady shortly after 4pm to reports of a car in difficulties.  

Other media report of flooding on the A2 Clooney road affecting traffic between the City of Derry Airport & Limavady.

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