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Last drop of summer as wind and rain to return

BY MICHELLE SMYTH

Savour the last slice of good weather today – for tomorrow it's back to wind and rain, forecasters have warned.

After a record-breaking scorcher of a summer, Northern Ireland has been basking in exceptionally good weather for this time of year while England has borne the brunt of rain storms and strong winds.

MeteoGroup forecaster Helen Rossington explained that a slight pressure difference meant that Northern Ireland enjoyed some unseasonably sunny weather while parts of Great Britain were drenched.

But she also warned that it will soon take a turn for the worse.

"Northern Ireland has been experiencing such good weather lately as a result of being affected by an area of slightly higher pressure. Meanwhile, an area of low pressure has caused the heavy showers, mist and fog in England, particularly in the south east of the country," she said.

"However, this area of low pressure is to move across to Northern Ireland which will bring rain and cause the wind to pick up on Wednesday."

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