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UK 5 day weather forecast


Further rain, some heavy, moving north today. Tuesday generally brighter.


Starting bright for many with patchy fog. Areas of heavy rain will spread north across parts of England and Northern Ireland, perhaps thundery in southeast England. Scotland, Wales and western England hanging onto more in the way of dry weather.


Rain clearing most areas but still some showers, mainly affecting Northern Ireland and southwest Britain. Low cloud and patchy fog elsewhere, perhaps a touch of frost in the northwest.


Cloud and mist slow to clear some northern, eastern and central areas. Elsewhere, bright spells but scattered showers, the odd heavier one in the south. Rain into far west later.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Rain spreading east on Wednesday, some heavy. Sunshine and showers on Thursday and Friday, some heavy with thunder, especially in the west where it will also be windy.


UK long range weather forecast

Friday should see sunny spells and scatted showers, with possible heavy thundery showers in the south and southwest. There is a risk of coastal gales especially in northern and western parts. Beyond that, the unsettled theme looks set to continue with rain or showers at times. There should be some brief episodes of more settled weather and sunny spells. Often windy, particularly in the north and west, with gales in places. Southern and eastern parts will generally be drier and brighter. Temperatures should remain around average for this time of the year, although it may feel colder at times in the wind and rain. In the short-lived settled periods of drier and clearer conditions, there is the potential for some overnight frost or fog, which would be slow to clear.


Changeable conditions could well dominate through the end of October and into the start of November, bringing further bouts of wet and windy weather. Some drier and brighter spells are likely, though these may be short-lived. Temperatures will probably be around average for the time of year, though in those drier spells, overnight frost and fog will become more widespread. In early November, the west is likely to stay on the wet and windy side, with an increasing chance of drier and brighter weather in the east. Temperatures under these conditions would feel mild by day and cool by night. Early signs for mid November indicate a return to frequent bands of rain and strong winds moving from west to east, though there is low confidence at this stage.


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