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Weather forecast: Northern Ireland

Headline:

Mostly cloudy with a few showers this afternoon.

Today:

Mainly dry this morning with some early brightness across Armagh. Thicker cloud will bring a few showers southwards across all parts for a time this afternoon. Becoming dry later with some sunshine. Brisk westerly winds, strong along the north coast. Maximum temperature 13 °C.

Tonight:

Some late sunshine this evening followed by a dry and cold night with a touch of frost across Down. Light and variable winds. Minimum temperature 2 °C.

Friday:

Dry with some sunshine in the morning but clouding over from the west in the afternoon. Feeling pleasantly mild in the sunshine. Light southwesterly wind. Maximum temperature 14 °C.

Updated: 0324 on Thu 17 Apr 2014

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Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Dry over the weekend with some sunshine, and feeling warm away from the east coast. Cooler and cloudier on Monday with the chance of a few showers.

Updated: 0324 on Thu 17 Apr 2014

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UK Outlook for Monday 21 Apr 2014 to Wednesday 30 Apr 2014:

Generally unsettled on Monday with showers or longer spells of rain, heavy at times. Best conditions then perhaps most likely in the far northwest, though even here some rain is possible. Quite windy and feeling chilly in the rain. Further showers on Tuesday, though some areas escaping with a drier day than Monday. Conditions for the rest of next week are then likely to remain a little on the unsettled side with some showers or rain at times, but most areas will have brighter periods too. Probably turning a little warmer from mid-week, though sea breezes may keep some northern and eastern areas cooler. Looking ahead to the week after next, signs are that conditions will still be a little on the unsettled side and it may also turn cooler.

Updated: 1145 on Wed 16 Apr 2014

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UK Outlook for Thursday 1 May 2014 to Thursday 15 May 2014:

There remain no strong, discernable signals for any particular weather type to dominate through the first half of May. This leaves conditions more likely than not to be mixed with unsettled spells and showers or longer outbreaks of rain, interspersed with periods of largely fine and dry weather. By day, temperatures are likely to often be near average, though at this time of year this would still leave conditions feeling pleasant in sunshine when winds are light. Southern regions probably have the best chance of above average maxima, whilst some north-western parts may be slightly below average at times. Nights, meanwhile, may be chilly at times with a touch of frost possible.

Updated: 1232 on Wed 16 Apr 2014

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