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Flooding

Report flooding on roads, burst water mains and blocked drains:

Call Flood Line Number: 0300 2000 100

(This number operates 24hrs a day.)

Advice for Residents

The public should report any incidents of flooding to the Flood Line number 0300 2000 100. This number is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You don't have to decide which organisation you need to ring and you don’t have to contact the Rivers Agency, Roads Service or NI Water - this will be done for you. When you ring, a member of staff will take all your details and contact the appropriate agency on your behalf. You can also call this number if you need sandbags to protect your property.

This is a non emergency number but if anyone is in real danger then the emergency services should be contacted on 999.

Weather Warning

The yellow warning for strong winds, in place since yesterday remains valid and has been updated. Although the area in general is assessed as medium likelihood of low impacts, I would consider the likelihood as quite high for parts of Londonderry and Antrim later this afternoon and evening.

 

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Increasingly windy today, particularly through the afternoon and evening with gale force west and later north-westerly winds developing.

Gusts will reach 50-60MPH widely in the warning area and locally 70MPH on and near the north coast.  Tree damage is likely and in places and where this occurs, some damage to the electricity supply network is possible, particularly across Counties Londonderry and Antrim.

Squally showers will continue throughout and although unlikely to produce more than 5-10mm in total, will contribute to maintaining run-off from already saturated ground in the west where low level impacts continue. The yellow warning for rain will expire though at 11-00am.

Later in the week, a much colder northerly will bring a plunge of Arctic air across Northern Ireland resulting in showers of sleet and snow and not just to hills.

Winds will remain strong to gale force with the strength of the wind accentuating the cold. This colder interlude should be relatively temporary though with a return to alternating wet/windy spells and colder interludes next week.