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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Northern Ireland

Headline:

Sunshine and showers on Wednesday.

Today:

A mostly dry start with sunny spells, a few showers in the west. Showers becoming widespread through the day, heavy at times with some hail and thunder likely by afternoon. Maximum temperature 12 °C.

Tonight:

Showers will gradually become confined to the north and west in the evening, with clear spells elsewhere. Feeling rather cool. Minimum temperature 3 °C.

Thursday:

Another showery day with showers developing more widely in the afternoon, with a risk of thunder and hail in places. Breezy. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Bright with occasional showers throughout the outlook period with a few showers on the heavy side with a risk of thunder. Generally light winds but feeling rather cool.

Updated: 01:00 on Wed 25 Apr 2018 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Sunshine and blustery, heavy showers.

Today:

A breezy day with a mixture of sunny spells and occasional blustery showers. The showers will become more frequent as the day goes on, becoming heavy and with a risk of hail and thunder in places during the afternoon.

Tonight:

The showers will become isolated in central, southern and eastern areas overnight, but they will continue in the north and west, with further heavy and possibly thundery downpours possible.

Thursday:

After a chilly start with a frost in parts of the north, Thursday will be another day of sunshine and showers, these most frequent and heaviest in the north.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Rain spreads into central parts Friday, but brighter with showers further north. Bright spells and showers Saturday. Rain in the south on Sunday, brighter with a few showers further north.

Updated: 01:00 on Wed 25 Apr 2018 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 29 Apr 2018 to Tuesday 8 May 2018:

Northern and western parts of the UK should be mainly dry on Sunday and Monday, except for the odd shower. In the south and east it is likely to be changeable with showers or longer spells of rain and stronger winds. Temperatures will be close to average but along North Sea coasts it will feel colder with easterly winds. Mixed conditions will then continue through the first week of May with brisk winds and spells of rain at times, perhaps with some snow over the Scottish mountains. Some drier and sunnier spells too. Temperatures will remain close to average throughout, but at times it will feel colder with a greater risk of frost overnight, especially in the north.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 9 May 2018 to Wednesday 23 May 2018:

Mixed weather conditions are mostly likely to continue into early May, with showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with drier and brighter interludes. A more settled spell may develop for a time in early May, especially in the north. Thereafter, there are some signs that from mid-month it may become drier and settled more widely across the UK, although confidence in this aspect of the forecast is low. Temperatures are likely to be variable during this period as is often the case at this time of the year, averaging out close to normal. However, if a drier and more settled spell develops, then temperatures may become warmer than average.

Updated: 01:00 on Wed 25 Apr 2018 BST

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