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    • UK 5 days
    • UK 6-30 days

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Sunny spells and showers, wintry in the north.

    Today:

    A breezy day with a mixture of sunny spells and some showers. Showers most frequent in the north and west. Some of the showers will be heavy at times and falling as snow over the higher ground. Feeling cool.

    Tonight:

    A band of rain will move into the northwest of the UK and spread southeastwards overnight, reaching central and southwestern areas by dawn. Dry ahead of this, with clear spells.

    Wednesday:

    Rain will slowly clear southeastern parts. Elsewhere, mainly dry with sunny spells with some showers possible in the northwest. Further rain and hill snow will also affect eastern Scotland.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Sunny spells and scattered heavy showers likely on Thursday. Drier on Friday with sunny spells and just a few showers. Turning windier later Saturday with some rain, mainly in west.

    Updated at: 0410 on Tue 28 Apr 2015

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Saturday 2 May 2015 to Monday 11 May 2015:

    Northern and eastern parts of the UK should remain mainly dry with some sunny spells, though a few showers are possible on Saturday, these perhaps turning wintry over higher ground in Scotland. It will turn increasingly cloudy in the south and west from Saturday onwards with outbreaks of rain at times. These will probably move northeastwards to affect all parts by Bank Holiday Monday. The rest of the period is expected to remain unsettled, with the wettest conditions in the north and west, and the best of the drier and brighter spells in the south. It is expected to be windy at times with a risk of gales in places. Temperatures throughout the period are likely to be below average with local night frosts, especially in the northeast.

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 12 May 2015 to Tuesday 26 May 2015:

    Changeable and often unsettled conditions are most likely to persist for much of this period, though it may turn more settled for a time from around mid-May onwards. Conditions will be fairly typical for the time of year, with most areas experiencing spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with more changeable conditions. The most unsettled conditions are likely to be across central and northern areas, with the best of the settled weather more likely in the in the south and southeast. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little below average, throughout. Spells of more settled weather are likely to be accompanied by chilly evenings with isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

    Updated at: 1215 on Mon 27 Apr 2015

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