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UK 5 day weather forecast


Largely cloudy. Parts of England and Wales staying misty.


Mostly cloudy but largely dry. Early mist and fog across England and Wales slow to clear and lingering all day in some parts, especially Wales, the Midlands and eastern England. Brighter in the north and rain developing northwest Scotland.


Mostly cloudy with mist and fog likely over parts of England and Wales. Rain over Scotland sinking southwards with clearer skies and scattered showers following into northern Scotland.


Mostly cloudy again but many areas dry. Early mist and fog over England and Wales slow to clear and lingering all day in some central and eastern parts.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Mainly cloudy, but dry Saturday, some brighter spells, light rain further North, Cloud and rain spreading Southeast on Sunday, then showers in north. Windy, perhaps stormy on Monday with rain.


UK long range weather forecast

Next week looks likely to continue the unsettled theme with a mixture of spells of locally heavy rain and showers with colder and brighter interludes. The heaviest of the rain is likely to be focused over western parts with snow possible across some northern hills. It will be windy throughout with a chance of gales at times, which will reduce the risk of overnight frost and fog. Towards the end of the period the south and east may see slightly more settled conditions moving in. This will lead to an increased risk of frost and fog overnight. Temperatures will fluctuate between mild and rather cold at times as bands of rain move across the UK.


Through the first half of this period, the mobile wet and windy regime looks set to continue. It seems probable that the most unsettled conditions will gradually transfer further north, leaving a more traditional northwest/southeast split. There are signs that through the middle of February, that more settled conditions will develop across the southeast. These settled conditions may gradually spread further northwest to influence much of the UK for a time. This would bring drier weather for all, with an increased likelihood of fog and frost. Unsettled spells of strong winds and rain are still likely from time to time, but mainly in the northwest. Temperatures are likely to be around normal, but could be rather cold overnight in more settled spells.


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