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    Forecast summary

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

    Regional forecast for East of England

    A largely dry bright day, cloud increasing later

    Today:

    A largely dry and sunny start for most with light winds. Staying dry through the day, though cloud will slowly approach from the north west through the afternoon. However it should stay bright on the east coast until dusk. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

    Tonight:

    Becoming cloudy across the region through the evening with some light outbreaks of rain likely for most by midnight. The cloud cover giving a much milder night than of late. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.

    Monday:

    Becoming breezy through Monday morning but largely dry with some brightness. Rain will sweep in from the west during the afternoon giving a damp end to the day. Clearing overnight. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

    Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

    Isolated showers on Tuesday, then largely dry with some decent sunny spells developing and a general warming trend through the week. Winds generally staying light throughout.

    Updated at: 0618 on Sun 1 May 2016

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Rain and strong winds moving south-eastwards. Dry in far southeast.

    Today:

    Rain with strengthening winds in the northwest will move slowly south-eastwards, fragmenting and becoming patchier with time. Meanwhile, much of the south and east will see very little rain, with the southeast staying dry, with some bright or sunny spells.

    Tonight:

    It will be mostly cloudy and mild, with outbreaks of patchy light rain and drizzle for many, with some hill fog in places. Heavy rain in the northwest, with gales.

    Monday:

    Rain and strong winds will spread south-eastwards through the day, although not clearing the far south-east until the evening. Cooler with blustery showers in the north and west.

    Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

    Sunshine and showers on Tuesday, some showers heavy, especially in the north. Dry, brighter and warmer for most thereafter, although thicker cloud and rain will move into the northwest.

    Updated at: 0341 on Sun 1 May 2016

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Thursday 5 May 2016 to Saturday 14 May 2016:

    A north-south split is expected on Thursday and Friday, with brisk winds, showers or longer spells of rain in the north and drier, sunnier and much warmer conditions in the south. Through the weekend and next week, occasional spells of rain and drier, brighter interludes are expected for the west and southwest. Eastern and northeastern parts are likely to see plenty of dry and bright weather, but with a risk of thundery showers in southern parts at times. Overall, temperatures are expected to be near or a little above average, but the north may see temperatures a little below average at first. In the south temperatures may be well above average at times, giving a much warmer feel than of late.

    Updated at: 1210 on Sat 30 Apr 2016

    UK Outlook for Sunday 15 May 2016 to Sunday 29 May 2016:

    Through the second half of May, the most likely scenario is for unsettled weather across western parts, with showers or longer spells of rain but also some bright or sunny spells too. The best of the drier and brighter weather should be across the east, but there remains a risk of rain or perhaps thundery showers at times. Temperatures are likely to be close to or a little above average, particularly at first, so it will feel warm on the sunnier days, especially in the southeast.

    Updated at: 1208 on Sat 30 Apr 2016

    Location Details

    Colchester

    Location: 51.8955, 0.8936

    Altitude: 4.0 m above mean sea level

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