‘Tropical’ weather band brought rain and 15C temperatures

Motorists on the M2 near Belfast were facing challenging driving conditions on friday afternoon. Pic Steven McAuley/ McAuley Multimedia
Motorists on the M2 near Belfast were facing challenging driving conditions on friday afternoon. Pic Steven McAuley/ McAuley Multimedia

A weather band swept across Northern Ireland on Friday bringing a veil of showers and a spike in temperatures.

Stuart Brooks from the Met Office said the Province had been at roughly 6C at about mid-day before a “right old tropical air mass” moved in, causing mercury to shoot up – with the highest readings being 15C in parts of Co Down.

The showers passed and Mr Brooks said that by this morning the temperatures would have dropped down again, ushering in a bright day with wintery showers.

Sunday is set to see moderate temperatures, wind and rain.