Northern Ireland weather forecast for weekend ahead

A map showing average temperatures across NI this weekend
Temperature forecast for Saturday afternoon in Northern Ireland -Credit:Met Office

After Storm Kathleen rolled into town last Saturday, things are looking much quieter on the weather front this coming weekend.

At the moment, Saturday looks set to be a cooler day and starts off windy, with clouds and showery rain soon moving in before turning to a mix of sunny spells and blustery showers later.

After a dry and partly cloudy start, Sunday will be cool and breezy as thicker cloud and blustery showers move in from the west in the afternoon and evening.

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Monday will be windy and cool with a mix of sunny spells and blustery showers, some wintry on high ground.

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


A mostly cloudy day with some patchy light rain or drizzle, this mainly across the west. The southeast may brighten up a little later on and become rather warm. Maximum temperature 15 °C.


Some patchy rain this evening, this may linger across the southeast overnight. Otherwise a dry night with thinning cloud. A very mild night in the southeast. Minimum temperature 7 °C.


Any cloud and rain across the southeast soon clearing. Then a bright day with scattered showers by afternoon, these occasionally heavy. Maximum temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

A colder and unsettled few days with scattered showers. More in the way of drier weather by Tuesday.

UK long range weather forecast: Tuesday 16 April - Thursday 25 April

Winds from the north or northwest are expected to affect the UK at the start of this period. This brings showers or some longer spells of rain, these most frequent across the north and northwest.

Some heavy rain is possible at times with a risk of snow over high ground. However, further south conditions will be drier and brighter. Temperatures will mostly be below normal.

Through the rest of this period a build of pressure will probably occur meaning more in the way of dry weather, especially in the south and east. Some rain is still possible at times, mainly in the northwest.

Temperatures will probably return to closer to normal, perhaps slightly above in places.

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