Unusual rain warning issued for Derry & the North West for Wednesday into Thursday
The Met Office has issued a yellow rain warning for Derry and the North West from tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday) through into Thursday morning.
As things stand, the unusual Met Office 20-hour alert comes into effect at 2pm on Wednesday, March 15 and lasts through until 10am on Thursday, March 16.
The alert covers the whole of the north and the Met Office has advised that “a spell of persistent rain may cause difficult travel conditions through Wednesday and Thursday”.
It is unclear at this stage which areas will be hardest hit as a rain warning is also in place in parts of the south of Ireland.
Met Éireann meanwhile has also issued a yellow alert for Donegal and the wider region but this one is for snow and ice overnight tonight (Tuesday, March 14) into Wednesday morning.
It has cautioned: “Lying snow and freezing temperatures Tuesday evening and Tuesday night. Falls of sleet and snow Wednesday morning could produce some temporary accumulations.”