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UK 5 day weather forecast


Mostly dry. Sunny for some, grey and cold for others.


Areas of low cloud and fog reluctant to clear some eastern and central areas in particular, and where this happens it will feel cold. Many southern, western and northern areas should feel pleasant under sunny skies this afternoon.


Low cloud will spread back across many southern areas, with a mix of low cloud and fog across the east and northeast. Some western and northern areas clear and frosty.


Low cloud and fog probably retreating to some eastern and northeastern areas, where it will feel cold. In contrast, many southern and western areas sunny and pleasantly mild by afternoon.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Cloudy with showery rain for southern areas Wednesday, this clearing Thursday. Much colder, clearer weather already across the north, then follows southwest late Thursday. Frosts becoming widespread.


UK long range weather forecast

High pressure is expected to dominate at first, centred over England bringing dry and rather cold conditions over the bulk of the UK. Cloud and spells of rain will gradually push into the far northwest during Saturday. Most areas staying fine and dry with plenty of sunny spells. Feeling rather cold, with widespread overnight frosts. Unsettled conditions are likely to establish across the northwest with spells of rain and stronger winds. Southern and eastern areas remaining dry and settled for a time, with a risk of mist and fog patches. A trend towards more unsettled conditions across the UK is likely from early next week, with spells of rain and showers but also some drier interludes at times. Temperatures trending from rather cold to around average.


During the middle of March unsettled conditions look likely to continue across the UK, with spells of rain and showers but also some drier and brighter interludes at times. Into the latter part of March unsettled conditions perhaps becoming more confined to the north and west with the south and east seeing more settled conditions. Temperatures are most likely to remain near to or slightly above average, with any colder intervals short lived.


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