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UK 5 day weather forecast


Breezy with sunny spells and some showers.


Breezy with sunny spells. Showery across Scotland and Northern Ireland, some heavy with thunder. Fewer showers for England and Wales, with some places staying dry. A band of more persistent rain across the far northwest of Scotland developing later.


Showers continuing in the north and west, with showery rain across western Scotland. Cloudier skies with outbreaks of rain developing across parts of southern England during the early hours.


Any rain will clear southern England first thing. Otherwise, it will be another breezy day, with a mix of sunshine and showers. Showers heaviest and most frequent in the northwest.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Sunny spells and scattered showers throughout this period. The showers often heaviest and most prolonged across northwestern parts. Chilly nights, though feeling warmer by day as the wind slowly eases.


UK long range weather forecast

Thursday will see further spells of rain and perhaps stronger winds affecting northern parts of the UK, with the south more likely to remain largely dry with sunny spells. The end of the week and into the weekend is uncertain at this stage, but will probably see the unsettled weather continuing, mainly across the north and northwest, with drier and brighter conditions elsewhere. Temperatures will recover to near or above average by day. During the remainder of the month high pressure is likely to remain close by to the southwest bringing periods of settled and warmer conditions, especially across southern areas, with perhaps the chance of some thundery showers moving up from the near continent. The north and northwest may see further spels of wet and windy weather at times.


Confidence remains rather low during this period. However, there are signs that high pressure will increasingly dominate the weather across the UK. Southern areas are most likely to see the driest and sunniest weather at first, perhaps with some lingering wet and potentially windy conditions affecting the north. However, longer spells of dry and sunny weather may occasionally develop across all parts. Temperatures are generally likely to be warmer than average, although there is little indication of anything exceptional at this time.


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