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UK 5 day weather forecast


Cloudy in the north and west tomorrow, fine elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Early evening cloud and outbreaks of rain in the far northwest gradually spread across Scotland and Northern Ireland into northwestern parts of England and Wales overnight. Otherwise, a fine but cool evening followed by a chilly night with clear spells.


Rather cloudy across Scotland, Northern Ireland and much of Wales and northern England, cloud thick for some patchy rain. Brighter, dry and warmer across the rest of England and Wales.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Cloud and rain sink southeast across all areas Thursday. Clearer weather with showers follows to the north. Showers and thunderstorms are then likely across southern areas Friday and Saturday.


UK long range weather forecast

Sunday will likely see heavy, thundery showers across the south of the UK, potentially turning torrential. Elsewhere will likely be cloudy with a few showers. Temperatures rather warm and humid in the south, to nearer normal elsewhere. Confidence is then low later in the period, although on balance a lot of fine and dry weather is most likely, however, there are signals for some brief unsettled periods with southern and eastern areas seeing showers, and perhaps more prolonged rain in the northwest. Temperatures will most likely be above normal, with the potential for some very warm or hot days in the south. Winds will probably be light to moderate throughout, with a westerly flow across northern areas, and an Easterly flow across the south.


Although confidence remains low, in general settled conditions are likely, with a few brief more unsettled spells possible. Some northwestern areas will likely see brief spells rain and cloudy conditions at times, as well as a continued risk for periods of heavy rain or thunderstorms especially across the south. Above-average temperatures continue to be well signalled, with the chance of some very warm or hot days to come.


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