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Northern Ireland regional forecast

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Strabane Overcast 54.825 -7.462
Newtownstewart Overcast 54.718 -7.377
Slieve Rushden Fog 54.152 -7.617
Lisnaskea Cloudy 54.252 -7.441
Fivemiletown Overcast 54.377 -7.317
Dungannon Overcast 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 Overcast 54.645 -6.745
Dungiven Overcast 54.927 -6.923
Ballymena Overcast 54.864 -6.278
Ballymoney Overcast 55.072 -6.508
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Regional Forecast for Northern Ireland


Cloudy, mild and mostly dry.


Mostly cloudy with still the odd patch of light rain and drizzle, mainly this morning towards the North Coast. A few brighter interludes this afternoon especially towards the Down and east Antrim coasts. Warmer and breezy. Maximum temperature 20 °C.


Staying mainly dry and rather cloudy with just the odd patch of drizzle. Another very mild night with fresh southwesterly winds. Minimum temperature 12 °C.


Cloudy with a band of light rain moving southwards later in the morning, clearing early in the afternoon. Drier, brighter, cooler weather following. Fresh west then northwest winds. Maximum temperature 16 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Mainly dry with bright spells during Friday and Saturday. A little rain Saturday night soon clearing on Sunday then dry with sunny spells and turning colder.

Updated: 02:40 on Wed 26 Sep 2018 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days


Wet and windy in the north, warmer in the south.


Early mist or fog in central/southern England and Wales will clear quickly to leave a sunny day, and warmer than yesterday. However in the north of the UK, there will be rain through much of the day, and strong winds.


Rain continuing in the north overnight, with heavy bursts across Scotland, but easing up in Northern Ireland and northern England. Clear, dry and cold in the south with fog patches.


Sunny and warm in the south again, but cloudier in the Midlands and North Wales. Cloudy with rain in northern England and Northern Ireland. Brighter with showers across Scotland.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sunny spells Friday and Saturday, but some rain and strong winds in the north. Sunday central areas rather cloudy with light rain possible. Cold at night; some overnight frost/fog possible.

Updated: 02:48 on Wed 26 Sep 2018 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 30 Sep 2018 to Tuesday 9 Oct 2018:

Sunday sees fine and settled weather with sunny spells for most, but with a band of cloud and increasingly light and patchy rain sinking slowly southwards through the day. On Monday some wet and windy weather may move south across northern areas, but weakening as it does so. Ahead of this there'll be fine weather with some sunshine. Through the first week of October unsettled, windy weather is possible in the far north, perhaps affecting parts of the east at times. However many areas should remain settled, with some cold nights and early morning fog, but with some warm sunshine by day. Into the second week of October more generally changeable conditions may become established.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 10 Oct 2018 to Wednesday 24 Oct 2018:

The start of this period is likely to begin with a lot of dry and fine weather, but with an increasing trend towards much more changeable conditions becoming established. Whilst there remains considerable uncertainty in the forecast detail, there is a greater chance of spells of wet and windy weather from mid October onwards, with the rain possibly turning wintry at times over the highest ground in the north. There should still be some spells of dry and fine weather, especially at first, but these will bring some cold nights and morning fog. Temperatures will be generally colder than average, but with some milder interludes at times.

Updated: 02:48 on Wed 26 Sep 2018 BST

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