UK forecast

Five day forecasts are provided for around 5000 locations across the UK. For each location we provide a daily air quality index and three-hourly forecasts of weather, temperature, wind speed and direction, UV and feels like temperature. Alternatively, mapped forecasts are available for temperature, rainfall, pressure and cloud.

Change location

To change from the current weather forecast, enter a location (this could be a village, town or city) or the first half of a UK postcode into the search box and then click on the search button. You can also search for world forecast locations by entering a location or world post/zip code. Select the appropriate location and your choice of forecast location from the list provided before clicking on the 'OK' button. Click on the star to add your chosen forecast to your favourite locations. You can save up to five locations as favourites. Favourite locations can be found by clicking in the search box.

For web browsers that have geolocation capabilities, you can also use the 'find my location' button to automatically find your location. Find out more in the UK forecast guide.

You can move between the weather forecast, nearest observation site and the climate for the location by clicking on the arrow next to the forecast location name and select either forecast, observations or climate.

Map view

The map view allows you to view both location and mapped forecasts for the UK.

To display your chosen forecast, select one of the options from the map menu on the right. A key to the forecast layer is provided below the timeline.

You can pan and zoom around the map using the controls in the top left of the map or by using your mouse to click and drag the map and the mouse wheel to zoom in and out. Zooming in on a location will display additional location forecasts in that area.

Click on the time selector to view the forecast for a particular time or use the play button to animate the forecast.

Five day table

The five day forecast table provides a detailed view of the weather for the days ahead at your chosen location.

Our Air Quality Index is currently in Beta. It is a daily index providing a forecast of Air Quality for a chosen location. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.


The Timeline provides an alternative graphical representation of the five day forecast for a location. Forecasts for around 5000 UK locations can be viewed in this way. For each location we provide three-hourly forecasts of weather, temperature, wind speed and direction and feels like temperature.

Temperature range

The temperature range forecast is a relatively new way of displaying forecast information. Temperatures will fall within the indicated range roughly 9 times out of 10 with the most likely temperature shown in green. There may be variations between this product and the five day forecast. Five day forecasts of maximum and minimum temperature for around 5000 UK locations can be viewed in this way.

Text forecast

Text forecasts are provided for the each of the nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland along with six regional forecasts for Scotland and eight regions of England.