Weather omens looking good for Hallowe’en night

Halloween fireworks over Derry.
Halloween fireworks over Derry.

The weather gods look like they might be smiling on Derry and Donegal for Hallowe’en tomorrow, with the rain and cold predicted to stay away for the duration of the celebrations.

The Met Office in the UK and the Met Eireann both predict that the weather will be fine and dry over Derry’s skies for the whole day tomorrow, with just the risk of a light shower or two in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Temperatures throughout the day in Derry city centre will be in double figures and much warmer than average for the time of year, reaching 15 degrees Celsius by the afternoon.

Tomorrow night for the parade, fireworks and after parties the weather looks set to remain dry with temperatures only dropping off slightly to around 9 degrees by 11pm.

The Met Office regional forecast for the north predicts that Halloween here will be “a dry day with a mixture of broken cloud and sunny spell. Feeling pleasantly warm in any sunny spells.”

Met Eireann meanwhile have said that any remaining rain from Friday will die out on Saturday morning and “the rest of the day will be dry with some bright or sunny spells developing”.

Met Eireann predicts that Halloween will be “another mild day with highs of 14 to 16 Celsius in moderate south to southeast breezes which will ease during the afternoon.”