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    Forecast Summary

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

    Regional forecast for Northern Ireland

    Mainly dry with sunny spells and scattered showers.

    Today:

    It will be a mostly dry day with sunny spells and just a few passing showers. Feeling cool with a northwesterly breeze, especially along the North Coast. Maximum Temperature 16C.

    Tonight:

    Some evening sunny spells then overnight will be mostly dry with clear spells and becoming chilly in rural glens. The odd shower will continue near Lough Foyle and North Coast. Minimum Temperature 5C.

    Saturday:

    A mainly dry day with sunny spells. Cloud will bubble up in the afternoon with isolated showers developing but most places staying dry. Cool northwesterly breeze over coasts and hills. Maximum Temperature 17C.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    Mainly dry with bright or sunny spells on Sunday, but rain in the evening. Cloudier on Monday and Tuesday with rain at times and fresh easterly winds.

    Issued at: 0500 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Sunshine and scattered showers, most frequent in the northeast.

    Today:

    Early rain should clear the far southeast during the morning, with sunny spells ands showers following for all parts. Showers will be most frequent in the cloudier north and east, where they could be heavy at times.

    Tonight:

    Isolated showers will continue in places, however most will have a dry and increasingly clear night. With the wind gradually easing, this will lead to it feeling rather chilly.

    Saturday:

    A generally fine and dry day, with sunny periods. However showers will continue to affect some northern and eastern areas, where they could be heavy at first, before easing later.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    A cold start Sunday, but mostly fine and dry with some sunshine. Rain then spreads eastwards Monday, although much of Scotland staying drier and brighter. Further showers are likely Tuesday.

    Issued at: 0500 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 to Thursday 4 Sep 2014:

    Any lingering rain in the far east may clear on Tuesday, there will then be spells of rain or showers through the middle of next week as a mobile westerly pattern becomes established. Winds could be locally strong in the north and west, with a risk of gales. It then stays rather unsettled through the period with scattered showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with brighter spells. The wettest weather is likely to be in the northwest with stronger winds also likely at times, whilst the best of the drier and brighter interludes will be towards the southeast. It will stay cool in the wind and rain, although temperatures will be close to or slightly below normal, but warm at times during any drier spells and towards the southeast.

    UK Outlook for Friday 5 Sep 2014 to Friday 19 Sep 2014:

    Current signals continue to suggest a broadly changeable spell of weather. As such, most regions can expect to see spells of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these spells will then be interspersed with more unsettled conditions bringing showery outbreaks and perhaps more prolonged spells of rain. Northern and western parts are then likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts are likely to see the most frequent and prolonged fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures, meanwhile, are likely to be warm during the fine spells and near or below average during unsettled weather.

    Issued at: 0500 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

    Location Details

    Belfast

    Location: 54.596, -5.9301

    Altitude: 13m above mean sea level

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