‘Apocalyptic rain’ hits parts of Northern Ireland

 Monday, July 25, 2022 


UK Met Office issues yellow rain alert to places like Down, Antrim, Armagh, Tyrone, Derry and Fermanagh. It also ways that wet conditions will prevail across the country along with widespread shower forecast.

Six people had to be rescued by fire services as ‘apocalyptic’ downpour lashed upon parts of Northern Ireland this weekend. In parts of Derry and Strabane, Co Tyrone, police issued warnings about hazardous driving conditions.

In several cities of Derry City including that in the Strand Road and Foyle Road flood situation has arisen.

A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) said it received a total of 106 emergency 999 flood-related calls between Saturday evening and the early hours of Sunday morning, which resulted in “firefighters responding to 49 operational incidents”.

Met Éireann meteorologist Conall Ruth said days will be humid and blustery along with thunderous heavy downpour. This situation can lead to travel disruption and flooding in various pars of Ireland.

There will be some dry and bright spells too though, especially in the east and southeast. The highest temperatures may range between 17C to 24C, which is the warmest in the east, with moderate to fresh and gusty southwesterly winds, strong at times near the coast.

Tuesday will bring very similar conditions, starting cloudy with scattered showers but becoming dry with sunny spells later on. Highest temperatures will range between 15 C to 17C with light northwest breeze.

There will be a mix of cloud and sunny spells on Wednesday, mostly dry with isolated showers in the west and north. Highest temperatures will range between 16C to 19C in light variable breezes.

Thursday will see a mix of cloud and clear spells with just the odd shower. Highest temperatures will range between 17C to 21C in light southwesterly breezes.

Low pressure is set to return from Friday, bringing wet conditions, which will persist through the weekend.

Temperatures are set to remain in the high teens or low twenties for the remainder of the week.

The forecaster predicts more settled conditions midweek as high pressure moves over the country.

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