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UK 5 day weather forecast


Further heavy showers, but also some sunny spells.


Cloudy start in some eastern areas, but sunny spells developing, before showers develop once again. Some heavy, thundery showers with hail by afternoon, focused in eastern, southern and central areas, probably fewer in the west by then. A little warmer.


Showers easing with clear spells developing, although further showers into the southwest later. Cloudier in the far north with rain at times. Possible rural frost some northern areas.


Rain in the far north edging south into mainland Scotland and turning showery. Elsewhere, another day of sunshine and showers, heaviest with risk of thunder in the south.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Further heavy showers for southern areas Wednesday, before a fine and chilly night. Becoming unsettled from the west Thursday, with strong winds and rain developing, this lasting through Friday.


UK long range weather forecast

Unsettled conditions continuing, with scattered showers again developing across most areas. These showers are likely to be heavy at times, with thunderstorms possible in places. On Friday and possibly into the weekend, more prolonged spells of rain are likely at times, especially in the west. Into next week, there is a chance of more settled conditions to gradually become established. Whilst further rain and showers are possible, overall drier and brighter conditions should become more dominant. Staying rather cool for the time of year, although night time frost will be limited, mainly across rural, northern areas. During next week, there are some indications that conditions may start to turn warmer, with temperatures closer to normal for the time of year.


Confidence is low for this period, which is usual during spring and early summer. It is likely for conditions to remain changeable with showers at first, but probably also more settled at times with a higher likelihood of drier conditions for many places compared to recent weeks. Temperatures probably recovering to nearer average but with more settled conditions bringing some warmer days, and some cooler nights remain possible.


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