Local five-day weather forecasts are available for 5000 locations around the UK, covering population centres, sporting venues and tourist attractions.
Use the Met Office weather page to find your local five-day weather forecast.
Enter your town, city, region, first half of a UK postcode or mountain area into the search box. You will then be given the option to choose from a range of locations near you. Alternatively, you can view the five day forecasts in map form. Severe weather warnings are also available out to five days. Five-day weather forecasts include forecast information on the following time-scales:
Nowcasts map the current weather and then use an estimate of its speed and direction of movement to forecast the weather for short periods ahead - assuming the weather will move without significant changes.
At the Met Office, nowcasting is combined with the latest high resolution model output to form a detailed forecast out to six hours. This forecast is updated every hour.
Short-range weather forecasts cover periods from just a few hours ahead (from the nowcasting time-scale) up to about three days ahead.
Short-range forecasts provided by the Met Office are extremely accurate and are updated several times a day.
Medium-range weather forecasts cover anything from around three to 10 days ahead.
Five-day weather forecasts cover the first part of the medium-range forecast period.
The UK medium-range outlook is covered in the five-day location and map-based forecasts as well as the forecaster written forecasts.
The regional 3-5 day text forecasts provide a general picture of the weather on a day-by-day basis, with the main regional variations identified. The Met Office has a good track record in advising on any significant risk of severe weather in this period.
Last updated: 4 January 2013