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UK 5 day weather forecast


Cold and windy with showers or longer spells of rain.


Sunny spells and scattered blustery showers, heaviest and most frequent in southwest Scotland with snow over hills. Showers merging into a longer spell of rain across southern Britain during the morning. Feeling cold in the strong west to northwest winds.


Rain continuing across parts of southwest Scotland and turning more readily to snow. Rain moving northeast across England and Wales and probably turning to snow over hills in north.


Drier and brighter for many with lighter winds. However, further wet and windy weather will spread northeast during the afternoon across England and Wales.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Further rain or showers across parts of Scotland and southern England, but a spell of drier, colder weather likely across central areas with a return to overnight frost and fog.


UK long range weather forecast

Rain in the southeast will clear early Wednesday, with drier, brighter conditions following. Away from the east and southeast, there could be some overnight frost and freezing fog. Feeling cold with some winter sunshine. In the west, there could be more cloud and outbreaks of rain. Thereafter, it will turn milder and unsettled again as further bands of rain and strong winds edge in from the west. Changeable and sometimes windy conditions will probably last for the rest of the period. Most of the rain will probably be in the west with drier spells more likely in the east and southeast. Snow may occur at times in the north, mainly on high ground. There remains a chance of brief drier, colder interludes, with an increased risk of frost and fog.


Confidence is low throughout this period. Changeable and sometimes windy conditions seem more likely through late December, with the wetter weather in the west and longer drier spells in the east. By the time we go into January, longer spells of more widely dry, quiet and bright weather are possible, especially for southern and central areas, with the northwest more likely to remain unsettled. Temperatures should be near to or somewhat above average overall, but with the usual day to day variations. However in quieter spells, it is likely to be colder generally, with an increased risk of frost and fog.


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