THE MET Office has put in place yellow weather warnings of heavy rain and wind for Northern Ireland, including County Fermanagh, tomorrow (Tuesday, February 23) which could lead to flooding and travel disruption.

The weather warning for rain is in place from 3am to 11.59pm on Tuesday, while the day's warning for wind runs from 2am to 6pm.

Regarding the yellow warning for rain, a Met Office spokesman said: "Rain will become persistent and heavy at times from the early hours of Tuesday, lasting through the day before dying out late in the evening.

"Accumulations of 15-30mm are expected widely, with 40-50mm in a few places, mainly in the south, while the Mourne Mountains could see more than 60mm. With saturated ground, this will be sufficient to bring some flooding in places.

"The rain will be accompanied by strong winds, especially overnight and into the morning, which could bring additional impacts, for which a separate wind warning has been issued."

Advising people of what to expect in terms of disruptions, the spokesman outlined that spray and flooding on roads will make journey times longer and that bus and train services could be affected by this.

He also noted that a few homes and businesses could be impacted by flooding and that there could be some interruption to power supplies and other services.

Outlining the yellow weather warning for wind, the Met Office spokesman added: "Strong south to south-westerly winds will gust 50-60mph at times, but there is the potential for gusts of 70mph for eastern coastal districts of Northern Ireland, the Western Isles and perhaps the Moray coast during the morning.

"Winds will ease across much of Northern Ireland during the afternoon."