Northern Ireland

A month of rain falls in several days in some parts of NI

Donaghadee seafront took a battering on Monday evening
Image caption Donaghadee seafront took a battering on Monday evening
A water-logged pitch at The Oval means Tuesday's County Antrim Shield match between Glentoran and Linfield is off
Image caption A water-logged pitch at The Oval means Tuesday's County Antrim Shield match between Glentoran and Linfield has been called off
View from W5 at the Odyssey north-east across the Abercorn Basin towards Titanic Belfast
Image caption View from W5 at the Odyssey across the Abercorn Basin towards Titanic Belfast
These ladies braved the bad weather by pulling up their hoods
Image caption These ladies braved the bad weather by pulling up their hoods
Third hole at Galgorm Golf Club under water
Image caption Third hole at Galgorm Golf Club under water
More rain greeted commuters arriving at Great Victoria Street station
Image caption More rain greeted commuters arriving at Great Victoria Street station
The River Bush has burst its banks in Bushmills
Image caption The River Bush has burst its banks in Bushmills
This cyclist wasn't going to let some rain stop him from getting out on his bike
Image caption This cyclist wasn't going to let some rain stop him from getting out on his bike

On average some areas of Antrim and Down have recorded more rainfall since Sunday night than they normally would during the entire month of September.

Three Northern Ireland weather stations make it into the top five of the UKs wettest spots since the rain began.

Killylane in County Antrim leads the way with 100.4mm (3.95ins) having fallen there up until 10:00 BST on Tuesday.

That figure is expected to rise as more rain is forecast for Tuesday.

Second was Ravensworth in North Yorkshire where 109.6mm (4.31ins) was recorded.

The weather has been keeping up with politics at Stormont too.

It has been quite stormy there with 90mm (3.54ins) of rain recorded and puts it in third place across the UK.

Altnahinch in County Antrim comes in fouth at 85.6mm (3.37ins)

As the rain has been coming in from the east it's hardly surprising that western areas have recorded less rainfall.

Castlederg clocked up 20.8mm (0.81ins) - a fifth of what some eastern areas have seen.

Rainy days and records

24 September saw a number of spots in east Antrim and north Down having their wettest September day on record.

In fact, Killylane and Stormont, both recorded their wettest day since September 1976.

It was also a colder day than normal on Monday.

Several Met Office stations recorded their coldest September day on record.

They include Glenanne (Armagh), Altnahinch (Antrim), and Lough Fea (Tyrone).

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