Weather and climate change

clear

There may be weather warnings in force for the UK

WARNING
Flood warnings icon
Flood warnings
Flood warnings in force for:

UK 5 day weather forecast

Headline:

England and Wales mostly dry this weekend.

Today:

Most areas will have a dry day with a mix of cloud and some sunny spells, some parts rather cloudy at times. Thicker cloud over northern Scotland will give rain at times. Feeling chilly under cloud.

Tonight:

Many areas dry, cold and frosty with a mixture of cloud and clear spells. Thicker cloud over parts of Scotland leads to some rain here.

Sunday:

England and Wales dry with a mixture of cloud and sunny spells. Northern Ireland and Scotland, meanwhile, cloudier with some rain and drizzle, mainly in the north and west.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Settled initially albeit often rather cloudy, with light winds and some patchy rain for some. Rather cold with pockets of overnight frost. Turning unsettled Wednesday with rain and strengthening winds.

Updated:

UK long range weather forecast

Outbreaks of heavy rain and strong winds, potentially very strong in the south, will continue to make their way in from the west on Wednesday. A trend towards more unsettled conditions widely across the UK is then likely next week. Further spells of rain and showers will continue spreading in from the west, with some snow possible on high ground in northern parts of the country. However, there may also be some drier and brighter interludes at times. Throughout this period there is an ongoing potential for windy conditions, with the strongest winds most likely to occur in the west and northwest of the UK. Temperatures are expected to trend close to average, although some overnight frosts are still possible, mainly in northern parts of the country.

Updated:

During the middle of March unsettled conditions look likely to continue across the UK, with spells of rain and showers but also some drier and brighter interludes at times especially in the south. Into the latter part of March unsettled conditions perhaps becoming more confined to the north and west with the south and east seeing more settled conditions. Temperatures are most likely to remain near to or slightly above average, with any colder intervals from the north short lived.

Updated:

More from the Met Office