Heavy downpours hit NI

A final word from the police ...

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Not a pretty picture

This was the scene earlier on the A1 dual carriageway near Dromore, County Down

Power cuts across many areas

Many homes and businesses across NI are currently without power. This map shows the state of play as of 16:45 today

Hazardous driving conditions

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Driving conditions are horrendous in some areas

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'ZERO visibility' on M2

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Tailbacks

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Road closure: avoid the area

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Stay safe

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'Traffic at a standstill'

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Rained off

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Glentoran's friendly with match at Ballyclare Comrades bites the dust

Flights delayed, some cancelled

Several flights in and out of Belfast International Airport have been delayed and some cancelled. Check with your airline for details.
Live flight information from BIA here
For information on Belfast City Airport flights, click here

WEATHER WARNING: Amber alert raised by Met Office

The Met Office has issued an Amber warning for thunderstorms across Northern Ireland.
The warning applies between from now until 17:00.

  • Outbreaks of heavy rain and occasional thunder is expected.


What to expect

  • Flooding of homes and businesses is likely and could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater and lightning strikes.
  • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, delays and some cancellations to train and bus services are likely.
  • Spray and sudden flooding probably leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.
  • Power cuts likely to occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.


Sandbag containers available

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Here's the number for Flooding Incident Line

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Met Office issues Amber weather warning

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Armoy Road Races abandoned 'in the interests of safety'

The 10th anniversary meeting of the Armoy Road Races has been abandoned due to poor weather. No racing took place on Saturday and the decision was announced at 1:35pm by Clerk of the Course Bill Kennedy.

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Flights diverted

  • Aer Lingus confirms 11:05 flight from London Heathrow to Belfast City Airport has been diverted to Dublin due to low visibility.
  • An easyJet flight from Valencia bound for Belfast International Airport has been diverted to Glasgow.

Emma McCallion, from Ballyclare, is on the easyJet flight from Valencia bound for Belfast. It has been diverted to Glasgow. Here's what she had to say

High volume of flooding calls

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Police warning

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London to Belfast flight diverted to Dublin

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Looks like we're not out of the woods just yet

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Finaghy

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Wet, wet, wet

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Manhole cover off

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Half the road 'totally flooded'

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Lisburn Road, Belfast

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A river runs through it

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Looks like summer is well and truly over!

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Chasing waterfalls in Dromore

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Avoid the area

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More to come

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Stockman's Lane, Belfast

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Very, very frightening!

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Lough Road, Lurgan

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Delays in Newcastle, Co. Down

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Westlink

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Malone Road, Belfast

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Castlereagh

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Katesbridge

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Blacks Road, Belfast

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