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Northern Ireland Weather Forecast for the Eleventh Night and Twelfth Day of July

Northern Ireland Weather Forecast for the Eleventh Night and Twelfth Day of July

Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Northern Ireland this week to celebrate the Eleventh Night bonfires and July Twelfth Day parades.

Whether you’re attending celebrations or just watching, most of the major events to commemorate the 334th anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne take place outdoors each year. As such, the weather plays a big part in the preparations.




After a wet start to the week, the Met Office predicts the rain is unlikely to last long, with it remaining “dry for most” into the Eleventh Night bonfires on Thursday.

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Sunny spells are expected across the country on Friday, with demonstrations taking place in 18 areas of Northern Ireland.

In Belfast on 12th, the Met Office said there would be “intervals of sunshine becoming partly cloudy in the evening”, with highs of 18C.

Here’s the full weather forecast for Northern Ireland over the next few days, according to the Met Office:

The weather map for July 12 shows dry weather with some sunny spells.(Image: Met Office)

Thursday (Eleventh Night)

A drier, brighter day with occasional sunny spells. Dry for the most part, although there are isolated light showers. Feels pleasant in any sunshine, mostly light winds. Maximum temperature 18°C.

Forecast for Friday (July 12) to Sunday

Quite dry weather with periods of sun or very light, pleasant feeling in any sun. However, occasional rain, mainly at the weekend.

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