Northern Ireland weekend weather forecast with yellow warning for thunderstorms issued
The weather has changed in recent days, with heavy showers leading to flooding in parts of Northern Ireland.
Businesses were disrupted on Friday August 6 as rain caused flooding in some areas, including the Berry Street area in Belfast city center.
Unfortunately, wet weather is expected to continue throughout this weekend, with the Met Office issuing a yellow thunderstorm warning for Saturday, August 7 from 4 a.m. to midnight.
However, some afternoon sun can occur in parts of the region, with warm temperatures in the sun.
A spokesperson for the meteorologist said: “Saturday will remain volatile with further downpours, which will become heavy and stormy in places in the afternoon.
“Feel warm in the afternoon sun, with a maximum temperature of 21 ° C.”
There is no weather warning currently in place for Sunday, August 8, but the Met Office said it will remain under review.
Although the wet weather continues, the sun may appear in the late afternoon, with sunshine and showers forecast around 4 p.m. in Belfast.
The sun could stay longer in Derry on Sunday, however, with sunshine and showers expected in the area from 10am to 7pm.
The meteorologist explained: “The heavy showers will continue until Sunday, perhaps easing off a bit as we head into the late afternoon.
“Maximum temperature 19 C.”
What to expect during a yellow thunderstorm warning?
The Met Office has issued guidelines on what to expect while the weather warning is in effect across Northern Ireland:
- In the event of flooding or lightning, there is a risk of delay and cancellation of train and bus services
- Spray and flash flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
- There is a small chance that homes and businesses will flood quickly, with damage to some buildings from flooding, lightning, hail, or high winds.
What if a road is flooded while traveling?
Roads across Northern Ireland have unfortunately been flooded in recent days due to the unstable weather.
Here’s what to do if you encounter a flooded road while driving:
- If the road is flooded, turn around and find another route. The main cause of death during floods is driving in flood waters, so the safest advice is to turn around, not to drown.
- While the water may seem shallow, only 12 inches (30cm) of moving water can float your car, potentially taking it into deeper water from which you might need rescue.
- Flood water also contains hidden dangers that can damage your car, and just one egg cup of water sucked into your car’s engine will cause serious damage.
- Never drive in flood water. Revolve around.
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