Northern Ireland records warmest day of 2024 so far with highest temperatures in Co Tyrone

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The Met Office has confirmed that Northern Ireland has recorded its warmest day of 2024 so far.

The highest temperature was recorded in Castlederg, Co Tyrone, with the mercury rising to 20.3 C today, Thursday, May 2. Highs were experienced across the UK, with all four regions experiencing their warmest day of the year.

The Met Office said: “It's been the warmest day of the year so far in all four home nations. England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland all recorded a temperature above 20 C.

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“But where it stayed cloudy or with a wind off the sea, temperatures were significantly lower than this.”

It's expected to be a fine end to the day on Thursday with some clear spells overnight. Low cloud could form around some Irish Sea costs later in the night, or a few fog patches in prone spots. A minimum overnight temperature of 9 C is to be expected.

Friday will start off on a rather cloudy note, with the best of any brightness in the west. It will stay dry for much of the morning, with patchy rain or showers possible later, with some light winds. Temperatures are expected to reach a maximum of 16 C.

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