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UK 5 day weather forecast


Hot in the southeast, cloudier further north with some showers.


Sunny and hot in southeast England, whilst a band of cloud and some rain or drizzle over northern England and Wales sinks slowly south and fades. Breezy with scattered showers in the north and cooler than on Sunday.


Cloudy in the south for a time possibly with a few spots of rain, else mostly dry with clear periods, as showers ease in the far north. Warm in southeast.


Dry with sunny spells for most places. Rain and strong winds in the northwest later. Fresher than Monday in the south, but still very warm.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Areas of at times heavy, thundery rain likely to move across parts of England and perhaps eastern Wales late Wednesday onwards. Elsewhere fresher with a few showers in the northwest.


UK long range weather forecast

It is likely to be warm, perhaps very warm and humid towards the southeast at first with the risk of thundery showers across southeastern areas. Elsewhere sunny spells and fresher conditions, with some rain and thicker cloud towards the north and west at times. The fresher air is then likely to gradually spread to the rest of the country bringing a change to widely cooler more changeable conditions towards the end of the week, with a low risk of warm and humid air returning to the far southeast at times. This will likely bring occasional spells of rain or showers interspersed with drier and sunnier conditions. Overall, temperatures will likely average out to be close to normal.


Low confidence through this period due to mixed and weak signals. Likely to see a mix of occasional Atlantic frontal systems affecting the UK followed by spells of more settled weather through this period. This bringing periods of dry, settled and warmer weather interspersed with occasional days of thicker cloud, rain and stronger winds. Temperatures are likely to be slightly above average, although cooler conditions may occasionally affect the northwest. Meanwhile, very warm perhaps hot conditions could affect the south and east at times. Overall, rainfall amounts will likely be close to average for the time of the year. Whilst the southeast may see fewer spells of persistent rain, thunderstorms may develop during warmer periods.


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