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UK 5 day weather forecast


Turning colder and more settled later this week.

This Evening and Tonight:

Early evening cloud and rain over Scotland and Northern Ireland moves eastwards into parts of England and Wales. Clear spells and a few showers then follow into Scotland and Northern Ireland. Eastern and southeastern England staying mainly dry.


Cloud and rain over parts of England and Wales moving eastwards and confined to eastern and southeastern England later. Brighter conditions follow. Also a few showers in the northwest.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Colder but dry with some sunshine and overnight frost and fog. Fog may linger throughout the day in places. Cloudier in the far northwest and south with perhaps some rain.


UK long range weather forecast

Into the end of November and the start of December a high pressure system looks to maintain settled conditions across the south of the UK, with outbreaks of rain and strong winds likely, but not restricted to, northern and western regions. Temperatures near normal with overnight frosts and some mist and fog in places. The confidence for how this high pressure system then develops into the early December is low, with solutions showing equal likelihood for settled and unsettled weather to develop. Most confidence can be placed in that the south is likely to continue to see the majority of fine and settled conditions, and the north and west seeing the worst of any unsettled conditions.


The confidence for the outlook into December is low, but the general trend suggests typical early winter weather with periods of persistent rain and showery interludes. Overall the best of the driest and brightest weather in the south and east. Frost and fog patches are likely during any settled spells, and any wintry precipitation is likely in cooler and more unsettled spells over high ground of the north and northwest. There is a risk of gales, with the strongest winds being seen to the north and northwest.


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