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UK 5 day weather forecast


Heavy and thundery downpours moving north today. Turning cooler.


Outbreaks of rain, locally thundery, moving northwards, with brighter and showery conditions following from the south. Meanwhile, heavy showers and thunderstorms developing across central and northern England. Low cloud will affect some North Sea coasts. Warm sunshine in western Scotland.


Rain, locally heavy, will affect parts of Northern Ireland and southwest Scotland, clearing northwards and easing. Possible thundery rain far northeast. Elsewhere, clear spells and further showers across the south.


A band of rain, possibly heavy and thundery will move northwards. Brighter skies with further heavy and thundery showers will follow across the south. Breezy and feeling cooler for most.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Further showers Friday, with wet and windy spell arriving overnight into Saturday, with coastal gales possible in southwest. Becoming drier and brighter Sunday, with wet weather likely to arrive later.


UK long range weather forecast

After a dry start, many places will become wet and windy on Sunday with heavy rain at times and a risk of gales, especially in the north and west. However, there will be sunny spells in some parts. For the end of April and start of May, changeable weather is likely to dominate, with a chance of showers or longer spells of rain and some periods of stronger winds, especially in the west and southwest. These will be interspersed with drier but probably short-lived sunny spells. Temperatures will most likely be near normal in the west, and slightly warmer than the seasonal average in the south and southeast. There is a chance of a shift towards drier warmer weather by the bank holiday weekend but this is far from certain.


For the middle of May, some wet & windy weather is likely, especially at first. However, there are indications of a shift towards more settled weather as the month progresses. A good deal of fine and dry weather is possible, with temperatures perhaps above the seasonal average. The highest temperatures are most likely in the south and southeast.


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