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UK 5 day weather forecast

Headline:

Unsettled, cold and windy with rain or showers at times.

Today:

Persistent rain affecting northeast Scotland with snow on hills. Showers affecting other areas, though also some sunny spells. Remaining windy in the southwest, and feeling cold.

Tonight:

Further rain or showers affecting the north and west of the UK with some snow on hills. Rain for a time across southern England accompanied by strong winds. Dry elsewhere.

Saturday:

Further rain or showers affecting the north and west of the UK with some snow on hills. Rain for a time across southern England accompanied by strong winds. Dry elsewhere.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Unsettled and rather windy on Sunday with some hill snow in central and northern areas. Drier and quieter for many from Monday, although rain may affect the south on Tuesday.

Updated:

UK long range weather forecast

A less windy interlude is likely for many at the start of next week with longer drier, brighter spells but also night frost and patchy fog. However, there may be further rain in the southeast on Tuesday, perhaps extending further north. From mid-week it will turn milder and unsettled again as further bands of rain and strong winds edge in from the west, after which unsettled and sometimes windy conditions will probably last for the rest of the period. Most of the rain will probably be in the west with drier spells more likely in the east and southeast. Snow may occur at times in the north, mainly on high ground. There remains a chance of brief drier, colder interludes, with an increased risk of frost and fog.

Updated:

Confidence is low throughout this period. Changeable and sometimes windy conditions seem more likely through late December, with the wetter weather in the west and longer drier spells in the east. By the time we go into January, longer spells of more widely dry, quiet and bright weather are possible, especially for southern and central areas, with the northwest more likely to remain unsettled. Temperatures should be near to or somewhat above average overall, but with the usual day to day variations. However in quieter spells, it is likely to be colder generally, with an increased risk of frost and fog.

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