Northern Ireland weather forecast for the week ahead shows changeable conditions

Whitehead seafront and Belfast Lough
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The new working week in Northern Ireland is set to bring a mixed bag over the coming days on the weather front.

Monday is set to start off with thick clouds and some drizzle but much of that cloud will move southwards later in the day to leave a widely sunny end to the day.

Tuesday morning will be overcast with showers which will clear south-eastwards in the afternoon to bring sunny conditions for the rest of the day with brisk north-westerly winds.

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A breezy day is on the cards for Wednesday with sunny spells, variable clouds and light showers. Early sunshine on Thursday will be replaced by thick clouds and spells of rain by evening.

Here's what to expect over the next few days, according to the Met Office.

Monday:

Cloudy with some occasional light rain on Monday. Drier and brighter weather will gradually extend southwards later in the afternoon. Maximum temperature 17 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Cloudy with rain Tuesday morning, then bright or sunny spells and scattered showers following behind. Cool and showery on Wednesday and Thursday.

UK long range weather forecast: Friday 7th June - Sunday 16th June

The first part of the period most likely characterised by showers, sometimes blustery, occasionally heavy with thunderstorms, sometimes forming larger bands of rain. Showers most often across north-western areas but all areas are likely to see some, generally becoming lighter in the south with increasingly brighter spells.

Temperatures are rather cool for most. Into the new week the outlook becomes uncertain though most likely an increased potential for periods of rain breaking into showers, sometimes heavy and thundery to spread from the west with fresh or strong winds at times.

Rainfall likely slightly above average for most, though driest conditions most likely in the northeast. Temperatures mainly around normal, feeling cool in the northwest with the best chance of warmer temperatures in the southeast.

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