Temperatures return to April average after spell of sunshine

Arianna Abdi, Emma Doran, Faith Nicole Thomson and Toni Creaney from Newtownabby pictured enjoying the warm Easter sunshine at Jordanstown beach outside Belfast
Arianna Abdi, Emma Doran, Faith Nicole Thomson and Toni Creaney from Newtownabby pictured enjoying the warm Easter sunshine at Jordanstown beach outside Belfast

Northern Ireland’s seaside resorts enjoyed another bumper day on Thursday with sunseekers making the most of unusually high temperatures.

With highs of up to 18C in some areas, the temperature in the Province was several degrees higher than the average for April, but Friday is expected to be around 13C at best.

Western counties are likely to get the best of the temperatures.

It is expected to be a bright start everywhere before clouding over in the late afternoon.

By early evening there could be showers across parts of Antrim, Down, Armagh and Fermanagh.

Another bright start is expected tomorrow with rain affecting most areas by early afternoon and into the evening.

Top temperatures on Saturday and Sunday are not expected to rise above 10C.

There will be widespread showers on Sunday morning before easing off in the afternoon.

The PSNI said there were no major incidents and no arrests despite concerns over the large number of young people who converged on Crawfordsburn yesterday.

Hundreds of youths were monitored by police after reports of rowdy behaviour at the Co Down resort.

A police spokeswoman said officers were on patrol in the area due to the school holidays.

She said no alcohol was involved and that the main concerns expressed were due to the sheer number of people.