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Weather forecast: Northern Ireland

Headline:

Unsettled this weekend with showers or longer spells of rain.

Today:

Starting dry across Belfast and the east but showers across the west slowly edging eastwards across all parts by afternoon. Some of these will turn heavy with some thunder. Much cooler than of late. Turning drier across Fermanagh later. Maximum temperature 20 °C.

Tonight:

Showers becoming more isolated this evening although still one or two lingering through the night, more especially across County Londonderry and northern Antrim. A cooler night than of late. Minimum temperature 11 °C.

Sunday:

A dry, bright start but persistent rain reaching the north by the end of the morning, then rain for most areas in the afternoon. Becoming breezy with brisk westerly wind. Maximum temperature 19 °C.

Updated: 0545 on Sat 26 Jul 2014

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Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Dry on Monday. Cloudy with some light rain on Tuesday, feeling humid again. Much brighter and fresher on Wednesday.

Updated: 0545 on Sat 26 Jul 2014

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UK Outlook for Thursday 31 Jul 2014 to Saturday 9 Aug 2014:

Heavy showers in northern parts of the UK on Thursday, although with sunny spells too. Southern parts are likely to start drier, although the start of August looks likely to bring a transition towards less settled conditions across the UK, as rain or showers in the north spread south on Friday. Over the weekend and into the following week, it is likely to remain unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain and rather windy conditions affecting all areas at times. However, temperatures should be around normal for the time of year, and perhaps on the warm side in the south. There are indications that drier, sunnier periods may become more prevalent in the south later in the period.

Updated: 1158 on Sat 26 Jul 2014

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UK Outlook for Sunday 10 Aug 2014 to Sunday 24 Aug 2014:

There is greater than average uncertainty concerning the weather through this period. Currently, generally unsettled conditions are likely to continue through the start of this period in the north with cloudy spells and sporadic outbreaks of rain, while the best of the drier, brighter conditions will be in the south and east. Temperatures should remain above average for southeastern parts, but near normal elsewhere.

Updated: 1237 on Sat 26 Jul 2014

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