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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain spreading southeastwards, but largely fine and warm in east.


Cloud and outbreaks of locally heavy rain in the northwest spreading to other western parts during the morning and to some central areas by evening. Mostly fine and warm in the east, but increasing risk of thundery downpours developing later.


Cloud and rain, locally heavy, continuing eastwards to affect most other parts overnight. Rain then gradually easing in the west and some clear spells also developing.


Cloudy start in central and eastern parts with further outbreaks of rain, these perhaps locally heavy. However drier and brighter weather in the west, spreading east through the day.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Outbreaks of rain and hill fog often affecting northern and western parts, but still some brightness likely. Further south and east, largely dry and warm with sunny spells most days.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 12 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 16 Jul 2014 to Friday 25 Jul 2014:

It will be rather cloudy with some rain at times across northern and western parts of the UK on Wednesday and Thursday. Elsewhere, it will generally be fine and dry with some sunny spells, although there is a risk of heavy showers in the southeast, especially on Thursday. Temperatures will be warm or very warm in the sunshine, especially in the southeast. From Friday onwards, it will become generally unsettled with a mixture of sunny spells and showers, but also thicker cloud and longer spells of rain spreading eastwards at times. The best of any sunshine will remain in areas to the south and east, where it will feel humid and very warm, perhaps hot, at times. However, there will also be a chance of some heavy, thundery showers.

UK Outlook for Saturday 26 Jul 2014 to Saturday 9 Aug 2014:

There are currently no strong signals concerning the most likely evolution during this period. As such the favoured scenario weather-wise for the latter part of July and first part of August is for conditions to be close to what is climatologically usual for the time of year. This suggests that northern and western parts will be most likely to be affected by spells of unsettled weather whilst southern, eastern and central regions have the best chance of more prolonged settled periods. Meanwhile, where the weather is fine daytime temperatures are likely to be above average leaving conditions feeling warm.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 12 Jul 2014

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