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UK 5 day weather forecast
Cold but fine for many Monday, rain moving east Tuesday
A very cold start but most areas fine, dry and bright. Wintry showers continuing over north and west Scotland and perhaps Irish Sea coasts of northwest England and north Wales. Breezy for many and feeling cold.
Clear and cold for many parts with widespread frost. Some rain and snow over parts of Scotland then rain and stronger winds arriving into Northern Ireland later in the night.
Rain moving slowly east. Snow mainly over high ground of northern England and Scotland, perhaps to low levels at first for Northern Ireland. Cold for many, becoming milder in west.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:
Cold and bright across northern Scotland with wintry showers. Milder elsewhere, with rain at times, heavy in the west with hill snow across Scotland. Windy, gales possible in southern areas.
UK long range weather forecast
Unsettled conditions look likely to dominate for this period, with low pressure across the UK. Therefore, this should bring changeable weather to most of the country, with periods of rain, showers, and strong winds at times. While mild westerly and southwesterly winds are expected to be dominant for most of the period, occasional colder northerly winds are possible, bringing a chance of snowfall, likely confined to the far northern parts. Towards the end of the period, we may see high pressure bringing a higher than average chance of cold weather more widely with wintry outbreaks. If this were to occur many inland and southern areas would likely see drier than average conditions, with some overnight of frost and fog.
Confidence is low for this period, but current signals indicate a possible high pressure system around or near the UK during this period. This would likely bring cold northerly winds, producing colder than average temperatures and wintry outbreaks. The second half of February is likely to have a mixture of weather types, with periods of wet, windy and milder weather interspersed with drier, calmer, colder periods.