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UK 5 day weather forecast


Sunny spells for most but still some night frost.


The odd early fog patch but many areas starting sunny before patchy cloud develops, especially towards the west. A chilly start again but turning out a little warmer than recently by afternoon, and feeling pleasant away from some eastern coasts.


Cloud thickening to bring some light rain to Northern Ireland and western Scotland. Otherwise clear spells leading to another frost for many areas, and the odd patch of fog.


Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland cloudy with patchy light rain and drizzle. Otherwise another day of sunny spells and patchy cloud, temperatures recovering well by the afternoon.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Continuing mostly dry with rain affecting the extreme northwest dying away as it moves southeast on Tuesday. Daytime temperatures close to average in any sunshine, but still some cold nights.


UK long range weather forecast

Cloud across the south of the UK early on Wednesday will clear away leaving most places dry with sunny spells and light winds. Some showers are likely in the north, these wintry over hills in Scotland. By the end of next week high pressure is expected to dominate, meaning most places will be dry and bright, with some morning fog patches in places. It will probably turn warmer, although overnight frosts are still possible in rural areas. These settled conditions are expected to persist for most places until the end of April. However, there is still potential for rain and strong winds to affect the northwest at times, with the possibility that these unsettled conditions may spread farther southeast.


Mixed weather patterns, typical of spring are most likely through the first half of May. Overall, fine and dry weather is expected to be most dominant, with fair-weather cloud and plenty of sunny spells. However, all areas are likely to see some showers or perhaps some longer spells of rain at times, with these unsettled periods more likely than they were in April. Temperatures are likely to be close to average for the time of year, with the possibility of warmer spells at times.


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