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UK 5 day weather forecast


Chilly with variable cloud and clear or sunny spells.

This Evening and Tonight:

Many areas hanging on to a good deal of cloud. Evening showers will tend to become increasingly confined to northern Scotland and eastern England. Quite cold with a touch of frost in the clearer areas.


Variable, often large amounts of cloud, and some sunny spells, particularly southern UK. Mostly dry, though a few showers chiefly mostly over northern Scotland and far eastern England. Less breezy.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Rain affecting Scotland on Wednesday and Thursday whilst also turning windy. Often cloudy and rather cold elsewhere. Sunshine and blustery, wintry showers following across the far north.


UK long range weather forecast

Through the beginning of the period unsettled conditions across the north are likely to spread southwards. The northwest will see the worst of the weather with spells of heavy rain and strong winds interspersed with sunshine and showers whilst the southeast should stay drier and brighter. Towards the middle of April the weather may turn more changeable with a few days of rain and strong winds alternating with periods of sunshine and showers for much of the UK. Any showers may turn to a mix of sleet and snow over northern hills. Temperatures are likely to be around normal for the time of year. During any more settled periods, mild days are likely to give way to cold nights.


It is most likely that this period will see spells of unsettled conditions, bringing wet and windy weather, interspersed with quieter interludes of dry and settled weather. The unsettled periods could see showers turning wintry over the higher ground in the north. The settled periods should see plenty of clear spells and sunshine, with the driest conditions expected in the southeast of the UK. Temperatures should remain around normal but with cold nights giving way to warmer days.


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