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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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Issued at: 1900 on Wed 1 Mar 2017

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for North West England

Turning windy overnight with rain and hill snow for some.

This Evening and Tonight:

Skies will turn increasingly cloudy with rain gradually spreading in from the south overnight, which is likely to turn to snow over higher ground. It will become very windy too, especially in coastal areas. Minimum Temperature 1 °C.

Thursday:

Breezy at first with rain and hill snow possible through the morning. Drier and brighter in the afternoon with the odd shower possible later in the evening. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Outbreaks of rain likely on Friday. Rather changeable over the weekend with spells of rain, perhaps heavy on Saturday, but easing into Sunday with a few drier and brighter interludes.

Updated at: 1417 on Wed 1 Mar 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Turning windy overnight, with heavy rain for some.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will turn very windy in the south with heavy rain for some. This is likely to turn to snow on the hills across central areas. It will be drier further north, with a patchy frost and icy stretches possible.

Thursday:

Hazy sunshine across southern counties. Windy for central parts with rain and some hill snow. Meanwhile, heavy showers in Scotland, sometimes thundery and falling as snow over the hills.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sometimes windy across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, with spells of rain, perhaps turning to snow over northern hills. Brighter but colder in Scotland, with occasional showers and widespread frosts.

Updated at: 1416 on Wed 1 Mar 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 6 Mar 2017 to Wednesday 15 Mar 2017:

An unsettled picture is likely to continue. Frontal systems will move into the UK, bringing bands of rain and strong winds at times, mainly across southern and central parts. Into the second week of March, the wet and windy weather will mainly affect northern and western areas, with snow over the hills at times. The best of the drier and brighter weather will start to develop across the south and east. Temperatures will generally vary around normal for the time of year, often slightly above average in the south but rather cold at times in the north, with night frosts. There remains the possibility of a more widely settled but colder period, perhaps giving wintry showers in the east and north.

Updated at: 1205 on Wed 1 Mar 2017

UK Outlook for Thursday 16 Mar 2017 to Thursday 30 Mar 2017:

For the rest of March signals are weak and confidence is low. It will probably be rather unsettled with spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with brighter and showery conditions. Some snow is also possible across the north of the UK. There should, however, also be some drier and brighter spells, where we may see some local frost and fog at times overnight. Temperatures are expected to be around normal for the time of year. However, there remains the possibility of seeing some prolonged colder periods, with a chance of snow in places.

Updated at: 1238 on Wed 1 Mar 2017