Northern Ireland weather: Thunderstorms on way as weather warning issued

By Nadia Breen

Northern Ireland is set to be hit with heavy showers and thunderstorms on Thursday.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning, adding that lightning strikes, hail and strong winds are possible.

According the forecaster, the storms have "the potential to bring surface water flooding in a few places, and disruption to travel".

The warning comes into place from 11am on Thursday, September 9 and ends at 8pm.

What to expect

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds
  • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services
  • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • There is a small chance that some rural communities could temporarily become cut off by flooded roads

And for Tuesday, the Met Office said: "Low cloud and mist burning back to Irish Sea coasts where some may linger, otherwise a fine dry day with long sunny spells."

It's set to become very warm, with a maximum temperature of 25C.

Clear skies are then expected overnight, with a few shallow mist or fog patches forming and a minimum temperature of 13C.

Wednesday is also set to be mostly dry with bright spells, but a few showers will break out later. A maximum temperatures of 24C is expected.

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