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Met Office warns of ‘minor road flooding’ and poor travel conditions due to heavy rain

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The Met Office has warned of heavy rain (Photo: Pacemaker)

The Met Office has warned road users there could be “minor spots of road flooding” throughout Northern Ireland on Wednesday, as it predicts heavy rain.

The weather group has said most of the province can expect a “wet morning” leading into the afternoon, with some “heavy rain evident on the radar, especially around the Belfast area at the moment.”

In a statement, the Met Office also said there will be surface water on the roads, alongside spray with “poor visibility and spots of minor road flooding all making for poor travel conditions.”

The official forecast for Wednesday reads: “Cloudy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, some early mist and hill fog. Drier and brighter spells developing through the afternoon. Cool with moderate to fresh northwesterly winds.”

There will be a maximum temperature of around 15 °C.

As for this evening, there is set to be a “few showers” but mainly the forecast states it will be mainly dry with the cloud thinning and breaking at times. It will also be “breezy around the coast.”

A minimum temperature of 10 °C is expected.

Thursday is set to be a “drier and brighter day” with occasional sunny spells, however the Met Office has said there will be isolated light showers but overall it will be “pleasant in any sunshine, winds mostly light” and maximum temperature of 18 °C.

The poor travel conditions from the Met Office comes as two yellow weather warnings were issued for parts of the UK as heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are forecast across Tuesday and Wednesday.

A thunderstorm warning was put in place covering Wales and parts of western England, while a rain warning has been issued for northern Scotland ahead of showers of up to 90mm.

On Tuesday, it was reported parts of Northern Ireland experienced a colder June than May for the first time in 176 years, according to the Armagh Observatory.

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