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Mostly dry with clear spells. Cool in the east.

This Evening and Tonight:

A largely dry evening with clear spells and light winds overnight allowing temperatures to readily fall away with frost forming, especially in rural spots. Scattered showers arriving in northeast Scotland later, some merging into longer spells of rain by morning.


A cold but often bright start to the day for many. Sunny spells with a few showers, which could be heavy at times, especially in the east and southwest.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Gradually becoming more unsettled towards the weekend with showers, some heavy and possibly thundery at times. Often cloudy and feeling chilly in brisk winds. Temperatures recovering a little on Saturday.


UK long range weather forecast

The weekend's rain probably clearing east and northeast to leave a drier day on Monday, although the chance of showers and even thunderstorms remains. Cloudier, wetter weather is likely to quickly arrive into the west, and slide east across southern areas early next week, such that the majority of the week will be characterised by wetter weather in southern UK, drier weather in northern, especially northwestern UK, and a chance of rain or even thundery showers for a time in the east. Temperatures likely to trend upwards, with the chance of a warm to very warm spell in some southern and eastern parts, before conditions probably turn drier, cooler and more settled from the west towards the end of the period.


In this period, the chances of unsettled weather are slightly less than usual in the north and about the same as usual further south. Therefore, some spells of wetter weather are likely for all, but perhaps especially southern areas with the driest conditions probably further north. Temperatures probably near average though with some cooler interludes possible. Also worth noting that average temperatures themselves rise by around 1C per week at this time of year.


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