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UK 5 day weather forecast


Showers for many parts into the weekend.


A cloudy start for all with some sunny spells developing by day. Staying dry for most in the north and east but across southern England, Wales and particularly Northern Ireland some showers breaking out by day.


Rain arriving from the southwest with some heavy bursts and moving northeast overnight. Much of Scotland and northern England staying dry. Cool in the far north.


Cloudy with rain across much of the UK to start. This breaking down to showers again by day, heaviest in the south and west. Northern Scotland faring best.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Remaining changeable with sunny spells and scattered showers which will be locally heavy with a risk of hail and thunder, particularly in the south. Remaining rather cool.


UK long range weather forecast

Unsettled conditions continuing, with scattered showers again developing across most areas. To start the period, these may be heavy, and at times wintry in the far north, especially over hills. Further into this period, it is likely to remain changeable with a mixture of sunshine and scattered showers, though heavy in places with a risk of thunder. Brief spells of more organised cloud, bringing rain and strong winds, remain possible, particularly in the south. Generally staying breezy throughout. While temperatures by night are likely to below average, frost is expected to be restricted to prone locations, especially where winds fall light. By day, temperatures are likely to be around or slightly below average, notably cool in the South but cold in the North.


Confidence is low for this outlook as is typical of late spring and early summer. However perhaps a trend to rather more settled conditions as we move into early June with more in the way of dry weather and sunshine. With this we are likely to see a recovery in temperature too, although at this stage there is no strong signal for any very warm weather.


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