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Northern Ireland weather: Sometimes it snows in April

Published 27/04/2016

Plunging temperatures brought snow to mainly higher ground
Plunging temperatures brought snow to mainly higher ground

The unseasonable cold snap is set to continue on Wednesday and Thursday with more snow forecast in Northern Ireland.

On Tuesday, parts of the province were covered in a blanket of snow thanks to a blast of Arctic air bringing temperatures well below what is expected for this time of year.

It is expected to remain chilly over the next few days. On Wednesday there will be some wintry showers, particularly on higher ground. There may be some hail and thunder and the maximum temperature will be 9°C, according to the Met Office.

On Wednesday night, winds will ease and showers are expected to die away leaving clear spells and a frost overnight as temperatures are expected to plummet below freezing.

The Met Officer predict that there will be outbreaks of rain and will snow on Thursday. These could turn to occasional heavy showers in the afternoon and there will be a maximum temperature of 9°C.

Towards the weekend, it is expected to get warmer with bright spells and showers forecast for Friday, lighter rain forecast for Saturday and a milder day with some heavy rain showers expected on Sunday.

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