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Forecast summary

Regional forecast for North West England

Occasional rain easing this morning. Turning wet, very windy later.

Today:

Rather cloudy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle gradually easing during the morning. Some brighter spells are possible for a time, however further strong winds and heavy rain will then spread into western parts later in the day. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Tonight:

Very windy with gales for many, locally severe across exposed coasts and hills. Rain moving east, heavy at times. Clearer, colder, showery conditions spreading in from the northwest later. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Sunday:

Very windy, gales for many, locally severe in exposure at first. Sunshine and blustery showers, heavy at times and becoming increasingly wintry. Cold, especially in the wind. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Cold and windy with further wintry showers through Monday and Tuesday. Showers merging into longer spells of rain and times at times. Turning less unsettled with showers easing Wednesday.

Updated at: 0234 on Sat 28 Feb 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rather cloudy with some brighter spells. Wet, very windy later.

Today:

Low cloud and mist slow to clear central/eastern England this morning. Rather cloudy elsewhere with some patchy light rain and drizzle, but also some brighter spells, especially in the northeast. Turning wet and very windy from the west later.

Tonight:

Very windy with gales for many, locally severe across Northern Ireland and southern Scotland. Rain moving east, heaviest in the northwest. Clearer, colder, showery conditions spreading from the northwest later.

Sunday:

Very windy, gales for many, locally severe in the north at first. Sunshine and blustery showers, heaviest and increasingly wintry in northwest. Longer spells of rain possible in the south.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Cold and windy with further wintry showers through Monday and Tuesday. Showers merging into longer spells of rain and snow at times. Turning less unsettled from the southwest Wednesday.

Updated at: 0229 on Sat 28 Feb 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 5 Mar 2015 to Saturday 14 Mar 2015:

It should be cold and bright at first on Thursday, then whilst it will likely stay dry and sunny across southern and eastern parts; cloud, rain and strong winds should move into the far northwest. This will slowly sink southeast,later on Thursday and through Friday. It should then become drier and less windy, although further rain is possible in the northwest later on Friday. More changeable conditions with variable cloud and occasional outbreaks of rain or drizzle likely follow over the weekend. Drier conditions look to become more prevalent in the following week with temperatures close to, or slightly above average by day, but with some cold nights in contrast. There could be some cloudier interludes with rain at times, mainly in the northwest.

UK Outlook for Sunday 15 Mar 2015 to Sunday 29 Mar 2015:

In the second half of March it looks probable that there will be higher than average pressure across the whole UK at first, but that this effect would weaken and become more focussed over and to the south of the UK by the end of the period. This would bring generally drier conditions, but it is likely that there would be some cloud at times, with some occasional rain or showers particularly across the north. However, the chance of any prolonged wet and windy weather is fairly small. Temperatures will most likely to be close to average, perhaps slightly below average in the southwest, perhaps bringing some cold nights with the risk of overnight frosts, and maybe with some overnight mist or fog.

Updated at: 1211 on Sat 28 Feb 2015