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Northern Ireland regional forecast

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Strabane Cloudy 54.825 -7.462
Newtownstewart Cloudy 54.718 -7.377
Slieve Rushden Cloudy 54.152 -7.617
Lisnaskea Overcast 54.252 -7.441
Fivemiletown Cloudy 54.377 -7.317
Dungannon Cloudy 54.505 -6.771
Crossmaglen Overcast 54.077 -6.607
Dundalk Overcast 54.01 -6.41
Craigavon Overcast 54.447 -6.372
Ballycastle Overcast 55.206 -6.239
Downpatrick Overcast 54.328 -5.716
Belfast Cloudy 54.596 -5.93
Cookstown Cloudy 54.645 -6.745
Dungiven Cloudy 54.927 -6.923
Ballymena Cloudy 54.864 -6.278
Ballymoney Cloudy 55.072 -6.508
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Regional Forecast for Northern Ireland


Cold with snow flurries in places.


A cold and cloudy morning with strong southeast winds bringing a little rain, sleet or snow at first to the east. Soon turning dry with some sunny spells developing in the afternoon. Maximum temperature 4 °C.


A cold night with clearing skies for many places, but cloudier across the southeast with snow showers. Fresh to strong easterly winds. Minimum temperature -4 °C.


Another cold and breezy day. Scattered wintry showers will affect the south. Drier across the north with some sunny spells, particularly in the morning. Maximum temperature 1 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Dry but rather cloudy on Monday. Remaining dry on Tuesday but some brighter spells. Cloudy again Wednesday with outbreaks of rain. Turning slights milder than the weekend.

Updated: 02:32 on Sat 17 Mar 2018 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days


Cold and windy with frequent snow showers from the east


Very cold and windy. Some rain in the southwest at first, otherwise plenty of snow showers feeding in from the east across most parts, some heavy. Best of any dry weather towards the northwest. Strong, gusty winds in the west.


Snow showers continuing for all apart from some northwestern and far western parts. More persistent snow may develop in the south later, perhaps turning heavy in the southwest.


Further snow showers feeding in from the east, easing for some during the afternoon. Spell of more persistent snow in the south/southwest gradually clearing, turning to rain near the coasts.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Mostly dry but wintry showers in the east Monday and Tuesday, then a spell of rain in the north on Wednesday. Risk of ice at first with temperatures slowly recovering.

Updated: 02:39 on Sat 17 Mar 2018 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 21 Mar 2018 to Friday 30 Mar 2018:

There will be a frosty start for some on Wednesday, especially in the east. Otherwise it will be a largely dry day with sunny spells for many before strong winds and a band of rain pushes into the northwest later. This band of cloud and rain will then spread across all parts on Thursday, followed by blustery showers in the west. Low pressure is then likely to be in charge of our weather for the rest of the period bringing spells of rain, especially across the south and southwest. Inbetween spells of rain there will be some drier, brighter and colder interludes. After a cold start to this period, temperatures will tend to recover before it then turns rather cold from the west again later, giving a chance of frost.

UK Outlook for Saturday 31 Mar 2018 to Saturday 14 Apr 2018:

There is significant uncertainty in the forecast throughout this period, but a blocked or slowly changing weather pattern is probable. There will most likely be a balance between Atlantic frontal systems affecting the south and west at times with colder air associated with high pressure out to the northeast. Mixed conditions are likely with wetter than average conditions expected across the south, while staying drier and perhaps colder to the north. Further snow is possible, especially in the north where it will also be windy at times. Temperatures will likely be below average with further night frosts, and any milder interludes will probably be only brief.

Updated: 02:39 on Sat 17 Mar 2018 GMT

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