Northern Ireland weekend weather outlook shows warmer and drier conditions on the way

Beach goers enjoying the Northern Ireland weather at Crawfordsburn in Co. Down
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As we move into June this weekend, it looks like it might finally start to feel a bit more like summer on the weather front. It's set to warm up over the next few days as high pressure builds over the weekend, bringing drier conditions too.

Friday is expected to be dry and fine, warmer than previous days with plenty of sunshine and very little cloud around Saturday looks to be dry and settled, with areas of cloud and a few sunny spells in any cloud breaks.

Thick clouds will roll in on Sunday and linger through to Monday, bringing the chance of a few spots of drizzle but the temperatures will be trending gradually warmer.

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Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Helen Caughey said: “From Friday, we see a change in weather type, with conditions turning drier and more settled from the west. Although some showers are possible at times - most likely in the southeast initially and later in the weekend in the northwest - many should see a decent amount of sunshine.

“With the exception of the southeast at first, where it will be rather cool to start the weekend, temperatures are generally unremarkable for the time of year, close to or a little above average. However, it will feel a little warmer with light winds and prolonged sunny spells, generally away from windward coasts.”

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


All parts will have a dry day with some bright or sunny spells. Becoming warm across Co Down, but still rather cool along the north coast. Maximum temperature 17 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Dry with plenty of sunshine on Saturday. Mostly cloudy on Sunday with a little light rain at first, otherwise dry. Cloudy on Monday with a chance of rain.

UK long range weather forecast: Tuesday 4th June - Thursday 13th June

In early June, it looks likely there will be a split in conditions across the UK. Further south, higher pressure is likely to continue to dominate, although perhaps with some cloudier interludes and the patchy rain. The north is likely to see more in the way of unsettled weather, with a mix of blustery showers and sunny spells.

Temperatures will generally be around average in the south, but occasionally rather cool in the north, especially along exposed coasts. Thereafter the outlook becomes more uncertain. The south of the UK will probably continue to be drier, although it's not possible to rule out scattered showers at times.

Cooler and cloudier further northwest, where rain is more likely. Temperatures will probably be around normal.

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