UK Plaintext Forecasts

Issued by the Met Office on 2017-05-01 at 04:00:00

Northern Ireland

Most staying dry and occasionally bright. Light easterly breezes.


Perhaps cloud thickening enough to bring some patchy light rain initially to southern most areas such as Down and Fermanagh. However most dry today, with best of bright and sunny conditions during late morning and early afternoon. Light easterly breezes. Maximum Temperature 17C.


Partly cloudy and staying dry. Best of the clear spells appearing during the evening. Winds easterly light, occasionally moderate over the coasts. Staying quite mild. Minimum Temperature 5C.


Another dry day with occasional bright and sunny spells, though probably cloudiest through the morning. Feeling pleasant in the light easterly breezes. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday

High pressure will maintain dry and bright weather through the outlook period, with light to moderate east to northeast breezes. Cloud tending to increase for Friday, but again staying dry.

UK Outlook for Friday 5 May 2017 to Sunday 14 May 2017

This period will begin mostly dry and fine with the best of the bright or sunny weather likely to be across the west and north-west. The far south may see some showers or longer spells of rain at times and it will continue to be fairly breezy, especially on exposed eastern coasts. Temperatures will be close to normal and it will feel warm in any sunshine, but along the east coast it will be rather cool. Thereafter, it is likely to turn cooler more widely for a time with the best of the dry and bright weather persisting in the west and a risk overnight frost in the north. However, by the end of the period it could gradually turn more unsettled and milder from the southwest.

UK Outlook for Monday 15 May 2017 to Monday 29 May 2017

As we head into the middle of May, it is more likely that drier than average conditions will continue. However there remains the possibility of some occasional wetter interludes, especially in the south and west. After a fairly cold start, temperatures are likely to become warmer with the chance that they could become very warm at times, particularly later in the month.



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