Weather warning: Met Office issues heavy rain alert

A weather warning has been issued for most of Northern Ireland with forecasters warning of heavy rain and strong winds.

The Met Office say the rain will hit on Wednesday morning and warn driving conditions could become difficult.

“The rain may also be accompanied by gales or even severe gales briefly later on Wednesday morning, as it clears eastwards.

“Please be aware of the potential for difficult travelling conditions on Wednesday morning, mainly from surface water on roads,” the Met Office warns.

Heavy rain is also forecast for Friday with warnings of localised flooding in the west.