Weather and climate change
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UK 5 day weather forecast
Some rain in north, elsewhere dry with frost and fog.
This Evening and Tonight:
Rain and drizzle moving east across Scotland and the far northwest of England. Clear spells elsewhere with a patchy frost, and also some fog patches; these mainly in the south.
Patchy rain in the north dying out. Mostly dry elsewhere with some sunny spells, but low cloud and some fog again persisting in the south where it will remain cold.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Occasional rain in the far northwest on Friday and Saturday. Otherwise, morning fog slowly clearing on Friday, leaving a cold weekend with scattered showers and a brisk easterly breeze.
UK long range weather forecast
On Monday, showers are likely for many, these heaviest and most frequent in the east and south, perhaps becoming persistent rain at times and possibly wintry over hills. Elsewhere largely cloudy, with drier, sunny spells particularly in the northwest. Continuing through the week, occasional showers are expected, these heaviest and most frequent along eastern coasts with a chance of longer spells of rain for southern UK. Showers may become wintry over higher ground, with a further risk of sleet over lower levels at times. A cold northerly flow is likely to develop, drawing temperatures below average and feeling even colder at times, particularly during fresh winds. This may bring some wintry weather, with an increased risk of overnight frost and perhaps snow showers, not confined to higher ground.
Confidence is low for this period, but overall settled and relatively dry weather is more likely than stormy weather. At this time of year frost and fog are common, and the chance of these, along with below-normal temperatures and spells of wintry precipitation, is slightly higher than usual. Conversely, heavy rain and strong winds are less likely than in a typical December.