Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland hit by strong winds and heavy rain

Waves crashing against a wall near the Warrenpoint to Rostrevor Road on Friday Image copyright Louis McNally
Image caption Waves crashing against a wall near the Warrenpoint to Rostrevor Road on Friday

Heavy rain and strong winds hit Northern Ireland on Friday and caused "difficult evening rush-hour conditions".

A yellow weather warning was in place until midnight.

The Met Office said heavy rain along with "strong to gale" south-east winds were expected.

There was some disruption to transport and winds brought trees down in some areas.

Translink reported "very heavy delays" across Belfast on Friday evening due to "heavy traffic and poor weather".

Image caption Roads Service were in attendance on the Castlereagh Road in Belfast on Friday night

The Department for Infrastructure urged road users to take extra care.

A number of roads in counties Antrim and Down were closed due to "localised flooding".

Some roads in both counties remain closed. The latest traffic information is carried on the Trafficwatch NI website.

Belfast International Airport and Belfast City Airport said some flights on Friday had been delayed.

Image caption There was some flooding on parts of the Antrim Road in north Belfast

Passengers are asked to check with their airline for the latest information.

On Wednesday, flooding caused by heavy rainfall resulted in a number of road closures and train service cancellations in Northern Ireland.

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