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

    Regional forecast for North West England

    A band of rain spreads eastwards overnight.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    A band of rain will spread slowly south-eastwards overnight. The rain will be heavy at times, with some hill snow possible. Most places becoming dry by dawn. Minimum Temperature 2C.

    Wednesday:

    Any remaining rain soon clearing south-eastwards to leave a mainly dry day with sunny spells. A few showers are possible, mainly in the north and west. Maximum Temperature 11C.

    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 breezy on Saturday with some rain later.

    Updated at: 1619 on Tue 28 Apr 2015

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Rain spreads eastwards overnight.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    A band of rain moving into Northern Ireland this evening will spread eastwards overnight, turning heavy at times, reaching central and southern England and northern Scotland by dawn. Mostly dry ahead of the rain, some showers following on behind.

    Wednesday:

    Rain will slowly clear southeastern parts. Elsewhere, many places will be dry with sunny spells, although some showers will affect the north of the UK. Some hill snow across Scotland.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Sunny spells and scattered thundery showers on Thursday. Mostly dry and bright on Friday, although with some showers in the far southwest and north. Windier Saturday with rain edging northwards.

    Updated at: 1618 on Tue 28 Apr 2015

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Sunday 3 May 2015 to Tuesday 12 May 2015:

    Cloudy across most parts of the UK on Sunday with outbreaks of rain, although the north of Scotland may stay dry with some sunshine. Many areas will stay cloudy with some rain on Bank Holiday Monday, although the far north of Scotland may well remain fine and dry. Drier and brighter conditions, accompanied by a few showers, are likely to spread to southwestern parts later. From Tuesday onwards it is expected to remain unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain, with the west and southwest likely to experience the wettest conditions. It is expected to be windy at times with a risk of gales in places and temperatures throughout the period are likely to be below average with local night frosts, especially in the northeast.

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 13 May 2015 to Wednesday 27 May 2015:

    Changeable and often unsettled conditions are most likely to persist for much of this period, though some areas may have some more settled weather for a time at first. Otherwise, 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: 1233 on Tue 28 Apr 2015

    Location Details

    St Helens

    Location: 53.4561, -2.7357

    Altitude: 36m above mean sea level

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