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UK 5 day weather forecast


Frosty with icy patches. Some rain or snow in west.

This Evening and Tonight:

Wintry showers fading inland. Otherwise cold with icy patches and frost, severe in parts of the east and north. Cloud and some rain, sleet and snow spreading to Northern Ireland in evening and to Wales and the southwest by dawn.


Wintry showers continuing across the northeast and eastern coasts. Cloud, patchy rain and hill snow Northern Ireland, Wales and the south to start, slowly becoming brighter. Cold and sunny elsewhere.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Sunny spells and isolated showers by day, though most places staying dry. Some mist or fog patches overnight. Chilly at night with frosts, remaining rather cold by day.


UK long range weather forecast

The most likely scenario for the start of this period is for mainly settled conditions to be in place across the country with high pressure dominating. Unsettled conditions with rain showers may affect the northwest during the weekend and at times through the rest of this period, with southeastern areas likely remaining drier and brighter. Temperatures will likely remain at or slightly below average at first, before recovering to potentially slightly above average at times. Confidence decreases after this, however towards the end of this period it will likely be turning less unsettled with more dry and bright interludes. Generally, it is expected to feel rather warm, although temperatures could be supressed in wetter areas.


Confidence remains low for this period, however, mixed and slowly evolving weather patterns, typical of spring, are most likely through the late-April into May. Fine and dry weather is likely to be more prevalent overall, especially during late-April, with this signal waning during May, although all areas are likely to see some showers or longer spells of rain at times. Temperatures probably close to average with some warmer spells are possible at times.


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