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Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Northern Ireland

Dry this evening.Cloudy with rain then showers tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

A bright evening but cloud increasing with outbreaks of rain reaching the far south around midnight. The rain spreads north through the early hours and becomes persistent and occasionally heavy. Minimum Temperature 5C.

Tuesday:

A rather cloudy day with outbreaks of rain, occasionally heavy at first. However turning drier with brighter spell from mid-afternoon from the south. Occasionally strong easterly winds turning southwesterly later. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Rather cloudy Wednesday with showers or longer periods of rain. Thursday looks brighter but still showery. Friday mainly dry with brighter spells, but rain pushing in from west overnight.

Updated at: 1608 on Mon 04 May 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Heavy rain spreading northwards overnight and through Tuesday morning.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain over the far south, will track northwards, with heavy pulses affecting many parts. A mild night beneath rain and thick cloud. Rain reaching southern Scotland by dawn. Conditions generally dry and partly cloudy to the north of this.

Tuesday:

The rain will slow across Scotland and Northern Ireland with sunny spells developing elsewhere. Winds will strengthen from the south with a risk of gales and some blustery heavy showers.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Windy with heavy, possibly thundery showers on Wednesday. Drier on Thursday and Friday with fewer showers, though cloud and rain probably spreading into the south and west later on Friday.

Updated at: 1608 on Mon 04 May 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 9 May 2015 to Monday 18 May 2015:

It will start dry and bright for many on Saturday, but outbreaks of rain will likely develop across many parts and then remain mostly unsettled through the weekend. It is probable that conditions will remain unsettled in the northwest through the following week with occasional outbreaks of rain and showers, and some strong winds at times. Drier, brighter conditions are more likely in the southeast. This pattern may continue over the weekend, but there is also a signal that more settled conditions will build across all parts of the UK for a time. Temperatures will start off chilly on Saturday, but they should generally rise closer to average, and perhaps become warm at times in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 19 May 2015 to Tuesday 2 Jun 2015:

Overall conditions will be fairly mixed during this period, with many areas experiencing spells of fine and bright weather at times, but interspersed with more changeable conditions. The most unsettled conditions are likely to be across northern and northwestern areas at first. The best of the settled weather being more likely in the south and southeast. Towards the end of the month drier conditions may become more prevalent across northern areas as well. Temperatures are likely to be near or just above average for most areas, with spells of more settled weather likely to be accompanied by higher daytime temperatures, especially in the south and southeast. Some chilly evenings are also likely, perhaps with isolated overnight frost, most likely in rural northern areas.

Updated at: 1205 on Mon 04 May 2015