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    • UK 5 days
    • UK 6-30 days

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Mild, cloudy and wet in the south. Drier, brighter elsewhere.

    Today:

    Locally heavy rain will move eastwards across northern England and Wales, leaving very mild and cloudy conditions with occasional light rain or drizzle for Wales, central and southern England. Drier with bright spells elsewhere, where it'll be less mild.

    Tonight:

    Cloudy with hill fog and some patchy drizzle in the south. Increasingly cloudy in the north, with rain in the north-west later. Mild in the south, colder in the north.

    Friday:

    Rain in the north-west moves slowly south-eastwards to lie across many northern, western and some central parts later. Very mild and windy for many with gales in the north-west.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Bright for many on Saturday and Sunday, but rain persisting in the south on Saturday. Windy with showers in the north. Further rain possible in the north-west Monday, drier elsewhere.

    Updated at: 0012 on Thu 8 Dec 2016

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 13 Dec 2016 to Thursday 22 Dec 2016:

    It'll be dry and bright for most, but patchy overnight frost and fog are likely in the southeast. Through the week periods of wet and windy weather are expected to move across the UK from the west. The most unsettled conditions are likely across the north and west, with drier and brighter weather for southern and eastern areas. It'll be windy at times, with the possibility of gales in the west and northwest, but it will be much less windy further south and east. By mid December there'll probably be some longer, drier spells between the wet weather, perhaps heralding a change to something generally more settled. It'll be fairly mild initially but temperatures are likely to return closer to normal, although passing weather systems may raise them at times.

    Updated at: 1140 on Thu 8 Dec 2016

    UK Outlook for Friday 23 Dec 2016 to Friday 6 Jan 2017:

    Whilst there is a good deal of uncertainty for this period, it is most likely that more settled conditions may dominate associated with high pressure affecting the UK. If the pressure does build, then we can expect drier than average conditions for most areas with lighter winds. Temperatures are also then likely to be below average with an increased risk of frost and fog, especially where skies remain clear overnight. There will probably also be some milder, unsettled interludes though, and as we head into the New Year this may become more of a feature in our weather, with the greatest likelihood of changeable conditions in the northwest, giving rain here at times.

    Updated at: 1141 on Thu 8 Dec 2016

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