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UK 5 day weather forecast
Unsettled but mild.
Bands of rain and showers moving northeastwards across most parts, heavy at times, especially in the west. Some bright spells too though, and feeling very mild despite strong winds.
Rain clearing east from all but the Northern Isles overnight with clear spells and a few showers following, mainly in the west. Mild and rather windy.
Rain slowly clearing from the far northeast. Mild with a mixture of sunshine and showers elsewhere, locally heavy. Cloud, rain and strong winds developing in the far southwest later.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Sunshine and showers on Thursday, then turning wet and very windy in the south overnight. Rain or showers for many on Friday and Saturday, turning drier in the west. Cool.
UK long range weather forecast
The start of this period is most likely to be changeable. Showers or longer spells of rain remain prevalent, with heavy bursts still likely in places on Sunday. Drier and brighter interludes are possible as well, mainly across western regions, however these may be short-lived as further bands of rain are expected to arrive from the west. Eastern coasts may be rather grey and misty at times. The latter part of the period looks likely to become more settled, albeit with some wetter interludes, these most likely in the south and west of the country. Stronger winds at times, but temperatures remaining close to average, feeling pleasant in any sunshine. There is potential for overnight frost where skies are clear in the north and east.
Throughout this period there is likely to be a split in conditions between the north and south of the UK. Any unsettled weather is likely to take a southerly track, while higher pressure to the north should provide some generally drier weather here. Overall, it is likely to be somewhat drier than March across the country. Temperatures are uncertain, but there is a potential for cooler conditions at times, especially in the north and east, with a chance of overnight frosts.