Some brightness in morning but mostly cloudy with some showers. Mainly dry in afternoon with sunny spells. Still warm, especially in west where sheltered from the east or southeast wind, but cool over coasts where winds will be rather brisk. Maximum temperature 19 °C.
Some late sunshine then clear spells. but becoming cloudier with showers developing, though mostly across western counties and over the Antrim coast. Brisk easterly winds turning southerly for a time. Minimum temperature 7 °C.
Early showers in northwest, otherwise dry with bright or sunny spells. Becoming cloudy in afternoon with occasionally heavy, showery rain developing. Clearing in evening as strong southeasterly winds turn southerly. Maximum temperature 17 °C.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
Unsettled. Dry, bright start Thursday, then heavy showers but winds easing. Some brightness Friday but further heavy showers. Drier on Saturday but still some showers and wet and windy later.
UK long range weather forecast
Next weekend could be very unsettled, with often heavy rain and the risk of gales, especially in the west and southwest. Thunder and hail are likely at times and temperatures will mainly be on the cold side of average. Thereafter, for the remainder of April and into early May, unsettled conditions are likely to dominate, with a chance of showers or longer spells of rain and some periods of stronger winds, especially in the west and southwest. Whilst some rain is expected at times, there could be a shift towards more settled conditions later. Temperatures will most likely be near normal in the west, and slightly warmer than the seasonal average in the south and southeast.
For the middle of May, some rain and unsettled conditions are likely, especially at first. However, a shift towards more settled conditions than of late is probable. Whilst some rain is possible at times, a good deal of fine and dry weather is most likely, with temperatures mostly above the seasonal average. Any warmer conditions are most likely in the south and southeast.