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23 November 2017 10:29


Cold and bright, with sunny intervals and showers. Some of the showers heavy and wintry over hills with a slight risk of a thundery burst. However some sleet possible over Ulster today with some hill snow here also. Top temperatures 5 to 9 C. Blustery northwest winds will moderate through the day.


Very cold tonight with frost setting in early, becoming severe as the night progresses, with icy roads. Long dry, clear spells in most areas, but further showers in the north and west where some will be wintry. Lowest temperatures zero to -3 C.


Friday will be a cold, breezy day with some bright or sunny spells and showers. Some of the showers of hail, sleet and snow with a slight risk of thundery burst too. Top temperatures just 3 to 7 C., in freshening west to northwest winds.


OUTLOOK: Cold conditions will persist over the weekend, with frost and ice. Temperatures well below normal by day, despite some sunshine and also below by night. Still cool early next week.

FRIDAY night: Very cold overnight, with frost setting in soon after dark, becoming severe later, with some icy roads. A few wintry showers too, mainly in Atlantic coastal districts. Lowest temperatures zero to -3 C., in moderate to fresh northwesterly breezes.
SATURDAY: Another cold, frosty, icy start to the day, but sunny spells will soon develop. Most of the rain or hail showers will be in Atlantic coastal counties, with a few wintry on high ground, but mostly dry elsewhere. Temperatures still below normal, with highs of just 5 to 8 C., feeling cooler too in brisk northwesterly breeze. Cold and frosty overnight, with some icy roads and with a few passing light wintry showers also. Lows of plus 2 to -2 C.
SUNDAY: Frost and ice soon clearing. Some hazy sunshine for a time. But clouds will increase gradually from the Atlantic and rain is set to develop late in the afternoon and the evening. Feeling a little less cold, with highs of 5 to 9 C., in freshening southwest winds. The rain will be widespread and locally heavy for a time on Sunday night, but should clear to occasional showers and clear spells later. Frost unlikely.
Outlook for early next week: Cool, breezy and changeable, with some very showery weather at times. Frosty at night also.

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