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UK 5 day weather forecast


Dry for most overnight, but rain in the northwest later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Any daytime showers soon fading away to leave a largely dry night with clear spells. Isolated fog patches will develop around dawn, mainly in the west. Rain and a freshening breeze will arrive in Northern Ireland and western Scotland later.


Cloud and outbreaks of rain will spread across northern and western parts during the day, reaching central England by evening. The southeast mostly dry and warm with sunny spells.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Showers, heavy in the southeast, clear east on Thursday followed by further showers, mainly in the northwest. Rain later on Friday, clearing during Saturday to leave scattered heavy, thundery showers.


UK long range weather forecast

Sunday will bring a mixture of sunshine and showers across northern Britain, with largely dry conditions to close out the weekend in the south. Into the start of next week, low pressure is most likely to be close to northwest Britain, bringing stronger winds and occasionally heavy rain. Further southeast, it should be mostly dry with the potential to tap into very warm air drifting north out of Europe. Towards midweek, the wetter and somewhat cooler weather in the northwest looks to push further southeast, displacing the warmth and sunshine here. By the end of the month, a more widely changeable pattern looks most likely, with the wettest weather most likely further to the northwest, and sunshine more prevalent in the southeast.


As we move into August, the final month of the meteorological summer, confidence is low in the forecast with no one single weather pattern looking to dominate. As is often the case in summer, this could well mean plenty of fine, dry weather, interspersed with occasional thundery outbreaks, leading to marked local variations in rainfall. Temperatures are likely to pan out above average, perhaps more especially in the south and west.


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