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UK 5 day weather forecast

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Plenty of sunshine today and over the coming days.

Today:

This morning will start off chilly, but warm sunshine will dominate for the rest of the day. Skies will be cloudier in northern Scotland with some outbreaks of rain.

Tonight:

Most places will have another dry, clear and cold night with just a few mist patches. Northern Scotland will remain cloudy with light rain or drizzle at times.

Thursday:

After another chilly start, the UK will once again have a fine and warm day on Thursday. The sunshine is likely to spread further north into Scotland than on Wednesday.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Largely fine and sunny at first although with early fog patches on Friday morning. Showers and freshening winds will move into western parts late on Saturday, becoming widespread on Sunday.

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UK long range weather forecast

After a mostly fine start to the weekend, unsettled weather in the west will probably spread to eastwards to affect most areas on Sunday, with outbreaks of rain, which may be heavy at times. With this, winds will strengthen too with the risk of gales in the west and north and it will feel cooler here too. Thereafter, as we look ahead into the final week of September changeable weather is likely to dominate for many, with the northwest probably seeing the strongest winds and heaviest rain. In contrast, southeastern areas may see longer spells of drier and brighter weather, but with the chance of some rain too, although confidence in the forecast becomes low.

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Confidence in the forecast remains low through this period. However the most likely situation is for a northwest/southeast split. Northwestern areas will probably continue to see spells of wet and windy weather with occasional brighter and showery interludes. Temperatures will be on the cooler side here too. Meanwhile southeastern parts of the UK are more likely to see the best of the dry weather with daytime temperatures fairly warm for the time of year. However, overnight in the southeast it will turn chilly bringing an increased chance of mist, fog and rural frost.

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