NI Weather: This is how long the warm weather is to last in Northern Ireland

The warm and balmy sunshine has been a joy to behold across Northern Ireland recently but how long is it set to last?

Tuesday, 2nd June 2020, 6:36 pm

On Monday, temperatures of approximately 26°C were recorded in several cities and towns across Northern Ireland.

It follows a weekend of what was some the most pleasant and warm conditions Northern Ireland has seen this year.

But how long will it last, we hear your ask!

Well, there's good news and bad news and we'll give you the good news first.

Long periods of uninterrupted sunshine and temperatures measuring 26°C and higher are expected on Tuesday however it looks as if the weather will break on Wednesday.

The Met Office forecasts rain for Wednesday through to Friday with temperatures in some places expected to plummet from a delightful 26°C to a lacklustre 11°C

Tuesday

Friends enjoying the sunshine in Botanic Gardens, Belfast. (Photo: Presseye)

A dry bright morning with some sunshine at times. Cloud then building, with some showers breaking out in the east in the afternoon. Very warm or hot. Maximum temperature 26°C.

Wednesday to Friday

Some rain on Wednesday morning then bright with some sunshine and a few showers. Much cooler than of late.

UK long-range forecast

A PSNI vehicle keeps watch to make sure everyone is adhering to the social distancing rules brought about to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Presseye)

The beginning of this period looks to be rather cool with a shift to a more changeable regime.

Sunny spells and showers are likely across many parts, though the most frequent showers are expected across the north and east, perhaps with a longer spell of rain too.

The best of the drier conditions appear to be in the south and west, where there should be a good deal of bright or sunny spells.

It will be breezy or even windy at times, especially in the east.

Looking further ahead, there seems to be a continuation of the showery setup at first, although there is considerable uncertainty.

Longer drier, brighter spells will probably develop towards mid-June, especially across northern and western areas. (Source: Met Office)

Social distancing guidelines

Currently, you can meet up to six people outdoors as long as you maintain social distancing by being at least two metres apart and maintaining hand and respiratory hygiene practices.

People who are over 70 are considered to be more vulnerable and therefore should be extremely careful in adhering to social distancing and hand hygiene.

Guidance for people who are shielding

If you have received a letter advising you to shield for 12 weeks, it’s because you could be at higher risk and the advice for you to shield remains in place.

You should not go outside even if you maintain social distancing.

This advice is there to protect you and keep you safe, even though it is difficult – but it won’t last forever.

It will be updated before the 12 weeks is up and you will be kept updated about what that means for you.

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