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Brampton Overcast 54.9425 -2.7349
Aspatria Overcast 54.7633 -3.3317
Cockermouth Overcast 54.6631 -3.3666
Whitehaven Overcast 54.5496 -3.5879
Forest Hall (Cumbria) Overcast 54.4043 -2.6998
Ulverston Overcast 54.195 -3.0913
Fleetwood Overcast 53.9165 -3.0343
Clitheroe Overcast 53.8709 -2.3916
Kirkham Overcast 53.782 -2.8704
Lytham St. Anne's Overcast 53.7498 -3.031
Todmorden Overcast 53.7161 -2.0973
Rawtenstall Overcast 53.6994 -2.2897
Chorley Overcast 53.6533 -2.6312
Southport Overcast 53.6455 -3.0087
Bury Overcast 53.5948 -2.2957
St Helens Overcast 53.4561 -2.7357
Irlam Overcast 53.444 -2.42
Glossop Overcast 53.4423 -1.9446
Warrington Overcast 53.3893 -2.5971
Hale Overcast 53.3787 -2.3421
Widnes Overcast 53.3608 -2.7322
Chapel-en-le-Frith Overcast 53.3254 -1.908
Bakewell Overcast 53.2149 -1.6747
Hartington Hall Youth Hostel Overcast 53.1379 -1.797
Nantwich Cloudy 53.0669 -2.5227

Latest forecasts

Brampton Overcast 5 °C
Aspatria Overcast 5 °C
Cockermouth Overcast 6 °C
Whitehaven Overcast 6 °C
Forest Hall (Cumbria) Overcast 4 °C
Ulverston Overcast 6 °C
Fleetwood Overcast 6 °C
Clitheroe Overcast 6 °C
Kirkham Overcast 6 °C
Lytham St. Anne's Overcast 6 °C
Todmorden Overcast 5 °C

Forecast summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for North West England

Cold and mostly cloudy, turning brighter in the south.


Most places will have a dry but rather cloudy day, and it will be feeling chilly. In southern parts of the region, the cloud will begin to clear with sunny spells breaking through. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.


The cloud will continue to move northwards this evening, leaving most places with clear skies. This will cause temperatures to drop quickly, leaving a cold and frosty night. Minimum Temperature 0 °C.


Saturday will be a much brighter day with many places seeing sunshine. Despite this, it'll be feeling cold, with cloud increasing through the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 6 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Cloudy initially, but settled with brighter spells developing from Monday. A few light showers possible on Sunday, perhaps wintry on hills. Cold with overnight frosts.

Updated at: 0228 on Fri 20 Jan 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunny and cold for most, but cloud lingering in places.


It will be a frosty start across Wales and central and southern England, with a cold and sunny day in store. Some sunshine for northern Scotland but generally cloudy in other parts of the north.


Cold and frosty across the UK, with clearing skies across northern England and Northern Ireland. A few fog patches likely. Cloudier across Scotland, with some parts staying frost-free.


Mostly settled with variable cloud and some bright spells but staying dry for most. A few drizzly showers are likely across central parts though, possibly turning wintry on high ground.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mostly settled. Some light showers on Sunday. Cold and frosty overnight, fog likely in the south on Monday and Tuesday, perhaps slow to clear. Unsettled in the north-west later Tuesday.

Updated at: 0438 on Fri 20 Jan 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 24 Jan 2017 to Thursday 2 Feb 2017:

On Tuesday and Wednesday most places should be dry with sunny spells, although there is a risk of fog at times in the south. It will be windier in the west with outbreaks of rain gradually moving east. Temperatures will be quite cold for many, but milder later in the west. During the rest of the period, milder, unsettled conditions are expected to affect most of the country. Bands of rain will cross the country, interspersed with brighter, showery interludes. It will become windy with gales likely at times, especially in the north-west. The heaviest rain is likely in northern and western areas, with drier conditions in the south-east. Temperatures should be around average to mild, although there is a low chance of the south-east keeping colder than average conditions.

Updated at: 1207 on Thu 19 Jan 2017

UK Outlook for Friday 3 Feb 2017 to Friday 17 Feb 2017:

Looking ahead to the start of February confidence is fairly low. However, the most likely scenario is that Atlantic low pressure systems will continue to bring spells of wet and windy weather to all at times, though this will be interspersed with drier and brighter interludes. Temperatures will generally be around average for this time of year, though with occasional milder spells associated with the unsettled weather. It looks increasingly likely that an area of high pressure will begin to become dominant again towards the middle of February, bringing more settled conditions with the return of overnight frost and patches of fog, although the chance of very cold conditions developing is low.

Updated at: 1209 on Thu 19 Jan 2017

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