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    Forecast summary

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

    Regional forecast for Northern Ireland

    Occasionally heavy rain and very windy.

    Today:

    A cloudy morning with outbreaks of rain, the rain becoming more persistent and heavier through the morning. During the afternoon the rain becomes patchier, but still occasionally heavy. Strong to gale force southeasterly winds with severe coastal gales. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

    Tonight:

    Occasionally heavy rain clearing eastwards through the evening to leave clear spells overnight and a few showers across the north. With winds easing a touch of ground frost is possible. Minimum Temperature 2 °C.

    Sunday:

    A bright day with some good spells of sunshine and just a few showers, these mainly in coastal areas. Mainly light southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

    Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

    Bright start Monday but cloud and rain soon spreading east, becoming heavy later. Wet start Tuesday but becoming drier in the afternoon, then sunshine and showers on Wednesday. Occasionally windy.

    Updated at: 1122 on Sat 15 Dec 2018

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Wind, rain and snow clearing northeast. Sunshine and showers tomorrow.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Strong winds, rain, snow and freezing rain slowly clearing away northeast. Far northeast keeping the rain, and severe gales. Clearer, showery conditions following with some icy patches, mainly in the north. Some patchy fog is likely too.

    Sunday:

    Less cold with sunshine and showers. Showers mainly in the west with a risk of hail and thunder. A more coherent band of showery rain crossing the UK later.

    Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

    Risk of ice into Monday, then sunshine and showers. Wet and windy on Tuesday, especially in the west. Sunny spells and blustery showers on Wednesday. Temperatures near normal.

    Updated at: 1423 on Sat 15 Dec 2018

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Thursday 20 Dec 2018 to Saturday 29 Dec 2018:

    Thursday should start showery, especially in the north and west, but the showers should die out through the day, and the brisk breeze in the south should ease too. Temperatures will be around normal, so some overnight frosts are likely. Further wet and windy weather is then expected to arrive from the west on Friday. It is then likely to remain mostly unsettled through the rest of the period with spells of rain and strong winds. The heaviest rain will be in the west with eastern parts staying generally drier. With the unsettled weather temperatures are likely to be around average, or a little above in the south. However, there is a small chance of a colder and showery spell developing during Christmas week.

    Updated at: 1141 on Sat 15 Dec 2018

    UK Outlook for Sunday 30 Dec 2018 to Sunday 13 Jan 2019:

    The start of this period is most likely to be unsettled with the continuation of wet and windy weather pushing in from the west. Through the first half of January there is an increasing likelihood for it to turn colder bringing the increased risk of winter hazards, especially frost and fog. Some snow is also likely with temperatures expected to fall below normal. However, there is uncertainty in the timing of this change to turn colder, and it could come before the end of December.

    Updated at: 1224 on Sat 15 Dec 2018

    Location Details

    Ballycastle

    Location: 55.2058, -6.239

    Altitude: 4.0 m above mean sea level

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