East Belfast MLA Michael Copeland told ITV News, "speaking as someone who for years looked under their car and actually still does, we're standing here on a very miserable afternoon that could have been a lot more miserable."
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Thicker cloud across Ireland and northern Scotland but otherwise a very pleasant afternoon.
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