Updated at 04:00 Wednesday Dec 12th

Northern Ireland Regional Forecast


Mainly cloudy, patrchy rain, west brightening.


After a damp misty start western counties will become mainly dry with some sunshine in places. The east will stay cloudier with a little mostly light rain at times though a few heavier outbreaks are possible. Maximum Temperature 9C.


A band of showery rain over eastern areas will move west through the evening becoming confined to the far west overnight. It will stay cloudy with strong southeast winds. Minimum Temperature 5C.


Another mostly cloudy day, with a little patchy rain in the west, while the east coast may brighten up with some sunshine. A bit colder. Maximum Temperature 7C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday mainly dry but some rain later. Some heavy rain on Saturday, risk of gales, then brighter with some showers.

UK Outlook for Monday 17 Dec 2018 to Wednesday 26 Dec 2018:

Through the middle of the month, a mix of blustery showers and longer spells of rain looks likely, with a risk of severe gales. Temperatures will be around normal for the time of year, although the south and west could become rather mild at times. However, a chance of some colder air in the north could give the risk of some hill snow. Heading into the Christmas week, it will probably stay unsettled, with further spells of wind and rain, but interspersed by some brighter and showery weather. Temperatures on the whole look likely to be a little milder than average. However, there is a small chance of colder temperatures, which could bring snow to hilltops in the north, and perhaps to low levels for a time in the northeast.

UK Outlook for Thursday 27 Dec 2018 to Thursday 10 Jan 2019:

The end of 2018 is likely to remain fairly changeable with showers or longer spells of rain, possibly wintry over higher ground. Temperatures look likely to be around normal for the time of year, although there is a small chance things could turn colder in late December. However, as we head into the New Year, there is an increased chance of high pressure becoming established close to the UK. This would bring drier and colder weather, but also an increasing chance of some snow showers and nighttime frosts.

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