Northern Ireland weather forecast for General Election 2024

Voters go to the polls across the UK today for the General Election
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Polling day will be upon us on Thursday and it's set to be a mixed day in terms of weather in Northern Ireland, with "occasionally heavy" showers possible.

While there's little in the way of concrete evidence that the weather - good or bad - affects voter turnout during elections, some believe blustery conditions could favour some parties more than others.

The forecast for General Election day, July 4, in Northern Ireland from the Met Office is for a "bright and breezy day with a mix of sunny spells and showers".

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A Met Office spokesperson said: "The showers may be occasionally heavy through the morning but are expected to ease in the afternoon. Maximum temperature 17 °C."

In terms of the impact on the election, John Curtice, Professor of Politics at Strathclyde University, has previously said: “We’ve had one or two general elections when it’s been raining in some parts of the country and not in another and there has been no significant variation in turnout.”

Looking ahead, the forecast for Friday through to Sunday from the Met Office is as follows: "Remaining unsettled and rather cool through into the weekend with a mix of clear or sunny spells and showers."

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