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UK 5 day weather forecast


Still rather unsettled at first but some brighter spells.

This Evening and Tonight:

Further rain or showers particularly for some southern, western and central areas of Britain. Still cold enough for patchy snow on hills in northern England and southern Scotland, with ice forming in places. Some eastern districts should stay dry.


Some rain and hill snow for western Scotland but showers generally more confined to coasts, many inland areas bright with lighter winds too. However further rain reaches southeast England later

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Initial rain in the southeast quickly clears; short-lived more settled spell follows with frost and fog. By late Wednesday becoming unsettled as rain and strong winds arrive from the west.


UK long range weather forecast

There should be plenty of sunshine around on Friday with temperatures expected to remain above average. However, some coastal showers can be expected before winds increase from the south, accompanied by a spell of rain. Thereafter, it will turn milder and unsettled again as further bands of rain and strong winds edge in from the west. Changeable and sometimes windy conditions will probably last for the rest of the period. Most of the rain will probably be in the west with drier spells more likely in the east and southeast. Snow may occur at times in the north, mainly on high ground. There remains a chance of brief drier, colder interludes, with an increased risk of frost and fog.


Confidence is low throughout this period. Changeable and sometimes windy conditions seem more likely through late December, with the wetter weather in the west and longer drier spells in the east. By the time we go into January, longer spells of more widely dry, quiet and bright weather are possible, especially for southern and central areas, with the northwest more likely to remain unsettled. Temperatures should be near to or somewhat above average overall, but with the usual day to day variations. However in quieter spells, it is likely to be colder generally, with an increased risk of frost and fog.


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