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Forecast Summary

Regional forecast for Northern Ireland

Dry with sunny spells, becoming windy. Rain tonight.

Today:

A touch of frost possible in the valleys at first but this soon melting away. A dry day with some good sunny spells however this sunshine will become hazier in the afternoon as high cloud invades the sky. Strengthening winds. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Tonight:

Dry this evening but continuing to cloud over. Rain reaching the north coast early in the night and spreading across the rest of the Province by end of the night. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Friday:

A cloudy day with outbreaks of rain, this turning heavy particularly over Fermanagh and County Down. Drier and brighter conditions coming in across the Lough Foyle area later. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

A brighter day with a scattering of showers on Saturday. Generally cloudy with showers or longer spells of rain on Sunday. Sunny intervals and a few showers on Monday.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 02 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Becoming wet and very windy in northwest. Mostly dry elsewhere.

Today:

Winds strengthening across Scotland and Northern Ireland through today, with severe gales developing in the far northwest. Dry for most places, with some sunny spells, especially across northern and central areas. However the odd shower also developing in the south.

Tonight:

Wet and windy night across Northern Ireland and Scotland as a band of persistent and occasionally heavy rain edges southeastwards. Elsewhere dry with clear spells. Patchy fog in the south.

Friday:

Persistent and sometimes heavy rain affecting Northern Ireland, and southern and eastern Scotland for much of the day, and perhaps moving into northern England later. Largely dry and breezy elsewhere.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday, band of locally heavy rain and strong winds continuing southeastwards, clearing the far southeast later. Then remaining unsettled, often breezy and cool, with showers or longer spells of rain.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 02 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 6 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 15 Oct 2014:

The trend for most places through next week will be generally unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain, which are likely to be heavy at times, mainly across western and northern parts. There are also likely to be some drier and brighter interludes in between. Breezy at times, with a risk of gales in the north and west. Temperatures generally on the cool side, especially in the wet and windy spells. There will be a risk of local frost and fog patches developing where clear skies prevail and winds fall light during the nights, particularly across northern parts. Thereafter the unsettled conditions are likely to continue across most areas. However, it is possible that later in the period eastern and southeastern may become increasingly drier and brighter.

UK Outlook for Thursday 16 Oct 2014 to Thursday 30 Oct 2014:

Current indications now suggest that generally unsettled conditions are likely to affect many areas of the UK during this period, with spells of wet and windy weather. However these are likely to be interspersed with drier and clearer interludes, which will also bring an increasing risk of overnight frosts and fog patches, especially across northern parts. Daytime temperatures generally close to the seasonal average.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 02 Oct 2014