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Northern Ireland regional forecast

Northern Ireland forecast map

Strabane Heavy rain 54.825 -7.462
Newtownstewart Heavy rain 54.718 -7.377
Slieve Rushden Fog 54.152 -7.617
Lisnaskea Light rain 54.252 -7.441
Fivemiletown Heavy rain 54.377 -7.317
Dungannon Drizzle 54.505 -6.771
Crossmaglen Heavy rain 54.077 -6.607
Dundalk Heavy rain 54.01 -6.41
Craigavon Heavy rain 54.447 -6.372
Ballycastle Light rain 55.206 -6.239
Downpatrick Heavy rain 54.328 -5.716
Belfast Light rain 54.596 -5.93
Cookstown Heavy rain 54.645 -6.745
Dungiven Heavy rain 54.927 -6.923
Ballymena Heavy rain 54.864 -6.278
Ballymoney Light rain 55.072 -6.508
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Fivemiletown Heavy rain 6 °C
Brookeborough Heavy rain 6 °C
Armagh Light rain 6 °C
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Ballypatrick Forest Heavy rain 4 °C
Sperrin Mountains Heavy rain 4 °C
Killyleagh Heavy rain 6 °C
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  • UK 6-30 days

Regional Forecast for Northern Ireland


Occasionally heavy rain and very windy.


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 outheasterly winds with severe coastal gales. Maximum temperature 8 °C.


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.


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. West start Tuesday but becoming drier in the afternoon, then sunshine and showers on Wednesday. Occasionally windy.

Updated: 02:56 on Sat 15 Dec 2018 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days


Wet and windy with snow and ice for some.


Heavy rain and strong winds spreading east. Snow and freezing rain bringing icy conditions to central and northern England and southern Scotland. Snow in Scotland could give blizzards over hills. Coastal gales later. Cold, but much milder in the southwest.


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


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 in the southwest 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: 03:22 on Sat 15 Dec 2018 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 19 Dec 2018 to Friday 28 Dec 2018:

Cloud and rain should clear east early on Wednesday with sunshine and blustery showers following. The showers most frequent in the northwest and west where there is the risk of hail and thunder with some hill snow in the north. Some patchy fog may be slow to clear on Thursday with fewer showers and lighter winds. 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 or a little above average. However, there is a small chance of a colder and shower spell developing during Christmas week.

UK Outlook for Saturday 29 Dec 2018 to Saturday 12 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: 03:22 on Sat 15 Dec 2018 GMT

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