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UK 5 day weather forecast
Becoming wet and windy.
Rather cloudy with best of sunny intervals in the south and east. A little rain in north and west, turning heavier and persistent over Northern Ireland and west Scotland later with gales developing here, severe for some coasts.
Heavy rain, with strong winds and coastal gales moving southeastwards, severe gales at times in the far north. Blustery showers arriving later in the far northwest.
Rain continuing over England and particularly Wales with a drier period over Scotland and Northern Ireland, though rain returning here from the southwest during the day. Windy with coastal gales.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
Unsettled with blustery, heavy showers, these most frequent in the west. More prolonged drier/sunnier interludes in the east. Windy with inland gales possible early on Thursday.
UK long range weather forecast
The weather is likely to remain unsettled and often windy into the start of this period. All areas in the UK are likely to see showers or longer spells of rain at times. Western areas will be wettest with eastern areas seeing more prolonged, drier interludes. Some snow is likely over northern hills, as is expected for the time of year, but overall, temperatures will be around average. Into the following week there is a chance of more settled, drier and brighter conditions in southern areas initially but perhaps extending to the rest of the country for a time. Temperatures are again expected to remain around average initially, but may become milder as things settle down next week.
Into the latter part of March, unsettled conditions are likely to be increasingly confined to the north and west of the UK, with the south and east probably seeing more settled conditions. Into the beginning of April, there is a chance that the settled conditions will become more widespread to bring some drier spells of weather for most. Temperatures are most likely to remain near to or slightly above average, with any colder or cooler intervals short-lived.