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Northern Ireland regional forecast

Northern Ireland forecast map

Strabane Cloudy 54.825 -7.462
Newtownstewart Cloudy 54.718 -7.377
Slieve Rushden Mist 54.152 -7.617
Lisnaskea Cloudy 54.252 -7.441
Fivemiletown Cloudy 54.377 -7.317
Dungannon Cloudy 54.505 -6.771
Crossmaglen Cloudy 54.077 -6.607
Dundalk Cloudy 54.01 -6.41
Craigavon Cloudy 54.447 -6.372
Ballycastle Cloudy 55.206 -6.239
Downpatrick Cloudy 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 Overcast 55.072 -6.508
Met Office
23:00, Sat
  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional Forecast for Northern Ireland


Turning milder. Rain clearing on Sunday morning.

This Evening and Tonight:

The cloud continuing to thicken from the west this evening, patchy rain expected across Fermanagh, Tyrone and Lough Foyle by midnight. The rain affecting most parts overnight and occasionally heavy. Temperatures will rise and winds freshen. Minimum temperature 3 °C.


Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain during the morning, the odd heavier burst at first. The rain clearing east around midday with drier and brighter spells for the afternoon. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Much milder than the week passed. Rather cloudy with occasional light rain, mainly in the west. Drier and occasionally brighter in the east.

Updated: 15:06 on Sat 16 Dec 2017 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days


Cloudier, milder with some rain tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Generally fairly cloudy across the west, and less cold than recent nights. Turning windier with outbreaks of rain in the northwest later. Clearer with some frost again further to the east, and a risk of freezing fog patches.


Frost and fog will slowly lift, then dry and bright for a time. Occasionally heavy rain in the northwest will move southeast, along with milder, but windier conditions.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Drier, brighter and colder on Monday. A weakening band of rain then edges southwards, lying over central areas by Wednesday. Mild to the south, colder and brighter to the north.

Updated: 14:23 on Sat 16 Dec 2017 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 21 Dec 2017 to Saturday 30 Dec 2017:

In the run up to Christmas it is most probable that the UK should see temperatures return near to or above average for the time of year, with a north-south split developing. In northern parts of the UK the weather is likely to be changeable with strong winds and rain or showers; as well as drier, brighter interludes. Across the south of the UK it will be drier and more settled although probably rather cloudy. Any rain will only be a brief interruption and any breaks in the cloud cover could give foggy or frosty overnight conditions. Over the Christmas period the north-south split looks mostly likely to begin to break down with unsettled, often windy, conditions developing thereafter, with any snow most likely across the north of the UK.

UK Outlook for Sunday 31 Dec 2017 to Sunday 14 Jan 2018:

Through the final days of December, and perhaps the start of January, it is likely to be unsettled and often windy across much of the UK. Temperatures will be near to or below average and snow is likely, at times, especially across northern parts of the country. Through the first half of January a gradual reduction in the frequency of Atlantic westerlies seems most likely, this will be coupled with an increase in the frequency of colder and drier periods, although confidence is low at this stage. Milder, wetter, and windier spells should become more short-lived during this period with the colder and drier spells of weather bringing an increased likelihood of overnight frost and fog, as well as some snow, wintry showers, and below-average temperatures.

Updated: 14:23 on Sat 16 Dec 2017 GMT

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