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Weather forecast: UK


Turning cloudy from the east. Rain in the south Sunday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry and clear in northern and some western parts of the UK with a chance of frost. Eastern areas will be cloudier and less cold, with rain arriving in southeastern England by morning. Northeasterly winds will increase across the southeast.


Rain will extend westwards across many southern areas, with a brisk, cold northeasterly wind. Dry, sunny and warm for much of Scotland and Northern Ireland, cloudier near eastern Scottish coasts.

Updated: 1438 on Sat 19 Apr 2014


Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Generally unsettled but driest in northwest UK. Heavy showers Monday and Tuesday, with rain moving northeastwards across all parts on Wednesday. Occasionally windy with temperatures near or slightly above average.

Updated: 1438 on Sat 19 Apr 2014


UK Outlook for Thursday 24 Apr 2014 to Saturday 3 May 2014:

An unsettled end to next week with showers or longer spells of rain, heavy at times, although there will be some drier, brighter spells too, especially in the northwest. Windy in the north initially and then more generally with a risk of gales in the southwest. Chilly in the rain and in the wind along eastern coasts, however it will feel warm where it remains bright. The end of April is likely to remain changeable, especially for southern parts. Brighter periods too, these most lengthy in the north or northwest where it will be driest. Rather warm in brighter spells, though an easterly breeze will tend to keep northern and eastern areas cooler. This pattern is expected to persist into May, but temperatures may decrease with some colder nights possible.

Updated: 1123 on Sat 19 Apr 2014


UK Outlook for Sunday 4 May 2014 to Sunday 18 May 2014:

There remain no strong, discernable signals for any particular weather type to dominate through the first half of May. This leaves conditions more likely than not to be mixed with unsettled spells and showers or longer outbreaks of rain, interspersed with periods of largely fine and dry weather. By day, temperatures are likely to often be near average, though at this time of year this would still leave conditions feeling pleasant in sunshine when winds are light. Southern regions probably have the best chance of above average maxima, whilst some north-western parts may be slightly below average at times. Nights, meanwhile, may be chilly at times with a touch of frost possible.

Updated: 1306 on Sat 19 Apr 2014

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