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    Forecast summary

    • Regional
    • UK 5 days
    • UK 6-30 days

    Regional forecast for Northern Ireland

    Rather cloudy and mainly dry.

    Today:

    A cloudier day but it will be mostly dry, just a little rain over east Antrim at first. The clouds thinning with the chance of a few bright or sunny intervals. Winds will be light. Maximum Temperature 7 °C.

    Tonight:

    It will be a dry night with clouds breaking to give some clear spells leading to a touch of frost. Light southerly winds. Minimum Temperature -1 °C.

    Monday:

    Dry with some bright spells during the morning then mostly cloudy in the afternoon. Southerly winds freshening in the west during the day. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

    Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

    A mostly cloudy few days and dry for much of the time. It will be a windy few days and feeling cold with fresh to strong southerly winds.

    Updated at: 0334 on Sun 22 Jan 2017

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Staying mostly settled, with some persistent fog patches developing.

    Today:

    Mist and fog patches will clear through the morning, to leave a bright and sunny day across the south. Elsewhere, there'll be some patchy cloud with showery outbreaks of rain in the north and west, turning to snow over hills.

    Tonight:

    It'll stay dry overnight with some patchy cloud. A frost will form where clear spells develop, as well as some widespread and locally dense freezing fog in the south.

    Monday:

    Areas of fog across central England will be slow to clear through the morning, perhaps persisting through the day in some places. Elsewhere, it'll be dry with sunny spells.

    Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

    Persistent fog patches are likely again Tuesday morning. Looking ahead, it'll stay cold and dry in the south and east, but milder in the north and west with some rain.

    Updated at: 0158 on Sun 22 Jan 2017

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Thursday 26 Jan 2017 to Saturday 4 Feb 2017:

    Thursday will stay dry and cold for most with sunshine in the east. It will become increasingly cloudy and windy in the north-west and heavy rain will reach Northern Ireland before the end of the day. The rain will spread into mainland UK overnight but the south-east will probably stay dry throughout Friday. This will mark a change to generally wet and windy weather over the weekend and next week. Bands of rain will cross the country, interspersed with brighter and showery interludes. It will be windy at times, with gales likely in the north-west. The heaviest rain is also likely across northern and western parts. Temperatures are likely to be mild for late January, however there is a chance that the south-east could stay drier and colder.

    Updated at: 1201 on Sat 21 Jan 2017

    UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Feb 2017 to Sunday 19 Feb 2017:

    At the start of this period the most likely scenario is for more unsettled weather with wet and windy spells interspersed with brighter and showery interludes. This would bring gales at times, especially in the north-west. Temperatures are likely to be slightly above normal for the time of year. South-eastern parts may well stay drier and brighter. From the second week of February, confidence in the forecast reduces but there is a possibility that high pressure will return, bringing more settled weather with lighter winds and a return of overnight frost and fog. As a result, temperatures may become colder at times although the chance of very cold weather developing is considered to be low.

    Updated at: 1202 on Sat 21 Jan 2017

    Location Details

    Randalstown

    Location: 54.7501, -6.3193

    Altitude: 32.0 m above mean sea level

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