Portrush weather

Heavy rain changing to overcast by nighttime.
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Light rain changing to partly cloudy by early evening.
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Cloudy changing to light rain by late morning.
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Partly cloudy changing to sunny intervals by late morning.
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Northern Ireland weather forecast

Headline:

Cloudy with patchy rain this evening and again towards dawn.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rather cloudy with some patchy light rain about this evening and again towards dawn. Fresh to strong southwest winds backing more southerly overnight, helping keep temperatures relatively mild. Minimum temperature 4 °C.

Thursday:

Seasonally mild. Cloudy through the morning with periods of light rain or drizzle. This clears east around mid-day as sunshine and showers follow and the brisk winds veer westerly. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Unsettled with bands of rain alternating with sunshine and showers. Heaviest of outbreaks focused across Northwest. However day to day detail of timings likely to be difficult to pin down.

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UK long range weather forecast

The beginning of next week will remain unsettled with outbreaks of rain or showers mixed with bright or sunny spells. Thereafter, we should see the dominance of high pressure across the UK. This will allow a shift towards more settled conditions with a good deal of sunshine across most parts. Northern and eastern areas are likely to start this period cold with a chance of wintry showers, these likely falling as snow to relatively low levels at times. Towards the end of next week, the settled weather will spread further east with plenty of sunny spells by day and a risk of frost by night. Following this, it looks to stay mostly dry but it may turn increasingly cloudy towards the middle of February with possible overnight fog.

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This period seems to trend towards a more typical northwest/southeast divide. The southeast should hold on to the drier and calmer weather for a while longer with a continued risk of overnight frost and fog. Further north, it will turn increasingly unsettled with outbreaks of rain and strong winds at times. Temperatures will gradually return towards normal, but will remain a little below average during the settled spell in the south.

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