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

    Regional forecast for North West England

    Some persistent rain Wednesday and Thursday. Staying unsettled this weekend.


    It will be a cloudy, breezy and mild start with rain soon arriving into the north and then moving south through the day, where it will become slow-moving, and at times, heavy. Winds will ease and it will turn colder. Maximum Temperature 13°C.


    Despite light winds, a chilly evening is expected. It will stay cloudy and wet throughout the night though, with rain becoming heavy at times, particularly over the Pennines. Minimum Temperature 5°C.


    A band of rain will remain slow-moving throughout the day, only gradually edging away southwards during the evening. Rain will continue to turn heavy in places. Maximum Temperature 9°C.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    Colder and dry with sunny periods on Friday, but increasingly windy. Further rain and gales, locally severe, will sweep southeastwards overnight and during Saturday. Staying unsettled during Sunday, but mild.

    Updated at: 0318 on Wed 02 Dec 2015

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Rain becoming slow-moving across central UK today. Winds largely easing.


    Rain across Scotland and Northern Ireland at first will continue southeastwards, stalling across Wales and parts of northern England by late afternoon. Brighter, colder conditions will follow across the northwest, but it will remain cloudy and mild in the southeast.


    Rain will continue to affect parts of Wales and northern England during the night, heaviest on high ground. Winds will continue to ease, giving a cold night in the northwest.


    Mostly dry, bright and cold in the northwest. A band of rain remains slow-moving across central UK during the day, before eventually moving southeastwards overnight. Still mild in the southeast.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    Often dry and bright on Friday before further rain and gales in the far northwest sweep southeastwards overnight and during Saturday. Staying generally changeable and windy on Sunday.

    Updated at: 0202 on Wed 02 Dec 2015

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Sunday 6 Dec 2015 to Tuesday 15 Dec 2015:

    It is likely to remain unsettled with further areas of low pressure crossing the country, bringing showers or longer outbreaks of rain, heaviest in the northwest. Snowfall expected at times, for the northern hills and perhaps also to lower levels here at times. Brief settled periods are also expected however, with lighter winds, some sunshine and overnight frosts and fog, as high pressure builds temporarily between areas of low pressure. These settled spells may become persistent for a time towards the middle of the month, especially over southern parts of the UK. Temperatures are likely to be variable from day to day; mild with passages of wet and windy weather and cold under clear overnight skies in settled spells or during snowfall.

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 16 Dec 2015 to Wednesday 30 Dec 2015:

    The latest indications are that unsettled, wet and windy weather will continue into late December. Snowfall is expected at times for the northern hills and perhaps also to lower levels at times. Showers or longer spells of rain should affect most parts as Atlantic weather systems move across from the west, these bringing periods of strong winds or gales, severe at times. There are likely to be large temperature variations. Southern parts seeing a mixture of mild, wet and windy weather, interspersed by colder settled spells, whilst northern parts may also see colder unsettled spells with snowfall.

    Updated at: 0202 on Wed 02 Dec 2015

    Location Details

    Great Harwood

    Location: 53.7817, -2.3988

    Altitude: 99m above mean sea level

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