Following persistent rainfall during a short period of time, a number of areas of Fermanagh experienced heavy flooding over the weekend.

Sharing statistics on the amount of rainfall that occurred in the Fermanagh area, using Derrylin as a marker, a spokesman for the Met Office stated that there was 15.8mm of rainfall on Saturday, September 21 and 29.2mm of rainfall on Sunday, September 22.

Amounting to 45mm of rainfall in total across the weekend, the spokesman explained that the average total rainfall for September in this area is usually 96.7mm, therefore over just two days the county experienced almost half a month’s rainfall, causing floods.

The spokesman also noted that following dry weather, rainfall can’t penetrate the ground and surface run off can occur hence the chance of flooding.

Areas that appeared to be worst affected by floods included Tempo, Fivemiletown and parts of Lisnaskea.

On Sunday, in a post on their Facebook page, the PSNI Fermanagh advised motorists to take extra caution if out on the roads due to flood water on the majority of the roads within the Fermanagh area.

Fermanagh PSNI commented: “Beware of spray coming from other vehicles and maintain safe driving distances. Be safe and use extra caution and only travel if required.”