Northern Ireland weather: Great news for thousands taking part in July 12 parades with 'plenty of dry weather with bright or sunny spells' forecast after rain and drizzle today

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There is no doubt that those celebrating the marching season will be pleased to hear that the latest weather update from the Met Office is ‘plenty of dry weather with bright or sunny spells’ for July 12.
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And this burst of welcome sunshine comes after everyone throughout Northern Ireland experiencing “cloudy weather” with “outbreaks of rain and drizzle”.

This morning there was “some early mist and hill fog” but we are also told of "drier and brighter spells developing through the afternoon”.

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PACEMAKER PRESS 12/7/17
The celebrations for the 12th in the sunshine in Kilrea. 
PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESSPACEMAKER PRESS 12/7/17
The celebrations for the 12th in the sunshine in Kilrea. 
PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
PACEMAKER PRESS 12/7/17 The celebrations for the 12th in the sunshine in Kilrea. PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS

It will be “cool with moderate to fresh northwesterly winds” and a maximum temperature of 15 °C.

Tonight there will be “a few showers around” but “mainly dry with the cloud thinning and breaking at times”.

It will be “breezy around the coast” with a minimum temperature 10 °C.

Tomorrow (Thursday) we can look forward to “a drier and brighter day with occasional sunny spells”, according to the Met Offic

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It will be “dry for most although there will be isolated light showers”.

However it will “feel pleasant in any sunshine” with light winds and a maximum temperature of 18 °C.

AND the outlook for Friday to Sunday, according to the meteorologists is: “Plenty of dry weather with bright or sunny spells, feeling pleasant in any sunshine.

"However, occasional showers, these mainly at the weekend.”

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