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May Bank Holiday weekend: What weather is expected for Northern Ireland?

As you start to prepare for the long weekend - what kind of weather can we expect for Northern Ireland during the May Bank holiday?

Forecasters predict this weekend will be a "mixed bag" of weather with sunshine, rain and cloud.

But the good news is the temperatures are set to rise.

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The Met Office said the cold temperatures recently have been caused by the north westerly winds coming down from the North of the UK but now a more south westerly flow is expected - bringing a rise in temperature.

It is expected to climb throughout the bank holiday weekend.

On Saturday it will start off at around 12 or 13 degrees for much of Northern Ireland.

It will be a mostly cloudy day with some good spells of sunshine around. Saturday is looking like the better day of the weekend.

Heading into Sunday and Monday the outlook is much more mixed.

Cloud will start to build on Sunday morning with the chance of some fairly long spells of rain in some parts.

This will turn in to heavier bursts of rain on Sunday afternoon.

But heading into bank holiday Monday there will be some drier weather coming through.

There will be a chance of some lighter rain and it will remain cloudy.

Temperatures will rise to near 14 or 15 degrees and will pick up again as we go through the week.

Once the light rain passes through there is the chance of some sunshine.

And forecasters have said it is possible that the system could weaken and it may just be clouds and not rain at all.

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