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    Forecast summary

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

    Regional forecast for East of England

    Cloud and rain clearing this morning, then dry and bright.

    Today:

    Cloud and rain will clear away southeastwards this morning. Dry conditions will follow, along with falling temperatures, despite the bright or sunny periods that develop. Maximum Temperature 9C.

    Tonight:

    Dry and largely clear this evening and for much of tonight, allowing a slight frost to occur in places, especially in rural locations. Later cloud may increase from the west. Minimum Temperature 0C.

    Tuesday:

    Chilly start, with a slight frost in places, but also sunny spells. Through the day cloud will increase, particularly through the afternoon, but it will remain dry. Maximum Temperature 7C.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    Wednesday a band of rain quickly clears southeastwards, then showers follow, these becoming increasingly wintry. Thursday and Friday further wintry showers, snow to low levels Thursday. Windy. Feeling bitterly cold.

    Updated at: 0228 on Mon 26 Jan 2015

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Rain clearing southeast, then mainly dry with sunny spells.

    Today:

    Rain across central England and Wales will clear southeast through the morning, then it will be mainly dry with sunny spells. However, there will be scattered showers in the north, these wintry in far north where also heavy at times.

    Tonight:

    Cloudy and breezy in the north with showers giving way to outbreaks of rain across northwest Scotland. Dry and chilly elsewhere with a local frost, mainly in the south.

    Tuesday:

    Cloudy across most parts, but with some brighter spells across the south. Occasional outbreaks of light rain across northwest Scotland will turn heavier and more persistent later on. Becoming breezier.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    A band of rain pushing southeast Wednesday introducing increasingly cold conditions through Thursday and Friday. Wintry showers over most parts, with snow likely accumulating, especially at higher levels. Very windy.

    Updated at: 0232 on Mon 26 Jan 2015

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Saturday 31 Jan 2015 to Monday 9 Feb 2015:

    The cold and showery theme to the weather will persist through the weekend as northerly winds bring hail, sleet and snow showers to the country, these frequent across northern parts, with overnight frost and ice. The strong northerly winds, with gales in places, will accentuate the cold with a significant wind chill. The best of the drier, brighter weather will be across sheltered southern parts. These conditions will likely last into the first week of February, but there are signs of more changeable weather by the end of the forecast period as winds turn more westerly. By then, spells of wind and rain coming in off the Atlantic would mean that temperatures may return to nearer normal values and thus the likelihood of snow, frost and ice would be lower.

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 10 Feb 2015 to Tuesday 24 Feb 2015:

    It looks most likely that unsettled conditions will continue across much of the UK with temperatures closer to normal when compared to the start of February. This may be more obvious across parts of southern and western Britain where it might be a little wetter than average as spells of wind and rain make their way in from the Atlantic. However, there is the possibility of pressure building around the middle of the month bringing more settled conditions, particularly in the south.

    Updated at: 0232 on Mon 26 Jan 2015

    Location Details

    Colchester

    Location: 51.8955, 0.8936

    Altitude: 4m above mean sea level

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