Cold but bright weekend before snow risk on Monday

Tyrella beach, Downpatrick, County Down with the snow topped Mountains of Mourne in the distance
Tyrella beach, Downpatrick, County Down with the snow topped Mountains of Mourne in the distance

A bright but cooler weekend is expected across Northern Ireland before the onset of a more wintry spell early in the week, the Met Office has said.

A dip in temperatures overnight will bring a touch of frost to parts of Armagh and Fermanagh on Saturday morning and a mostly clear day is forecast.

There will be plenty of sunny intervals throughout Saturday but where clouds appear they may produce a few passing light wintry showers. Maximum temperature on Saturday is 11C.

Sunday should be similar to Saturday before a noticeable drop in temperatures on Monday and Tuesday.

A Met Office spokesman said the beginning of the week will be “much colder and windy with a few blustery snow and sleet showers”.