Ulster to shiver again as April showers sweep in

Cold, showery weather is due over the next few days
Cold, showery weather is due over the next few days

Summer clothes will return to storage this week when the Province returns to “unusually cold weather for this time of the year”.

Met Office forecaster Frazer Realston said after “reasonably good temperatures at the end of last week” people in Northern Ireland should prepare for “a rather cold and showery couple of days” and to “put their jackets back on”.

Mr Realston spoke to the News Letter as the Department of Regional Development revealed road salting had been carried out on some main roads on Saturday night.

“It is going to be rather cold, showery couple of days certainly for the end of April with temperatures of nine or 10 degrees at best,” he said.

“At night it will be a few degrees above zero which is chilly for this time of year.

“There will be a lot of showers on Monday with winds touching gale force in exposed areas including the north coast and the east coast.”

He added Tuesday “will remain windy with a lot of showers” and that some showers “will have hail and some sleet on the higher ground”.

“The sequence remains changeable, showery and on the cool side until next weekend,” he added.

“It is not particularly good and there is no sign of any settled weather in the near future.”