NI weather summer setback as relentless rain is forecast for all of June but July could bring temperatures as hot as 30ºC

It will be a damp start to summer this year in Northern Ireland, according to AccuWeather's Europe summer forecast.

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 4:51 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 6:30 pm

Unfortunately for people spending their summer holidays in Northern Ireland, wet weather is predicted to last throughout June and into July.

Be that as it may, things could change from July into August as precipitation levels are predicted to be below normal.

It's also anticipated that Northern Ireland and Great Britain could see temperatures as high as 30ºC arrive in early July.

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People enjoying the spring sunshine in Ballycastle earlier this month. (Photo: McAuley Multimedia Ltd)

AccuWeather weather experts believe these temperatures are most likely to emerge between July 1 and August 15.

"The core of heat this summer will be located across Portugal, Spain, southern France and much of Italy as heat from northern Africa spreads north into southern Europe " said AccuWeather.

As a result of the pandemic there will be a very limited number of destinations in Europe people living in Northern Ireland will be able to visit over the summer.

Northern Ireland looks like it will closely align itself with the green list developed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Regrettably, of the several countries due to experience warm and glorious weather this summer, Portugal is the only one included in the government's green list.

The green list is a list of countries people can visit without having to self-isolate on their return - this obviously does not include individuals who test positive for Covid-19 when returning home to Northern Ireland or any other part of the United Kingdom.

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