Severe weather warning…

The BBC are telling people to stay at home rather than travel since Northern Ireland appears to have had one of it’s wettest days in living memory. Houses in East and south Belfast have been flooded that were never affect before, despite The new boradway underpass is currently under 20 feet of water. We’ve heard one report of 44 mm rainfal in one rural area and the Met Office predicting another 20 to 30 mm tonight. That is worse than Monsoon proportions (they had a mere 32mm in Calcutta yesterday).
Updates: pics below the fold… to go with this collection from Iced CoffeeCastlereagh Road, Belfast August 08 floods

A virtual river across the Castlereagh Road. Photo from Michael Shilladay.

Flood free Ardgowan Street, Belfast, August 08

Michael Copeland with Ardgowen Street flooded

As if to prove the freak nature of the rainfall, this previously flooded street appears to be flood clear. Check against Moochin’s Photo from June last year.

Floods in the Fairy Glen

And at the very bottom of this chaotic collection is from the lovely Miss Fitz: pics of a flooded Fairy Glen in Rostrevor…

Heavy rain causes flash flooding in East Belfast...

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