Thunder and lightning on Friday

The unsettled weather continued on Friday with seven claps of thunder heard between 1714 and 1729. Earlier in the day 6 hours of sunshine lifted the temperature to 21.0C, just below average. During the thunderstorm moderate rain fell for half an hour producing 5.0mm of rainfall that brought the monthly total to 22.7mm when the 37-year average is 66.9mm.

Overnight the temperature fell to about average with a low of 11.8C.

Saturday brought brief glimpses of brightness after 0730 that lifted the thermometer to 13.3C at 0800.

The depression has moved very little in the past twenty four hours with its centre just east of Belfast so the south to southwest wind continues bringing more showers. The barometric pressure read 996.6mb at 08.00.