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UK 5 day weather forecast


Dry for many with overnight frost and fog.


Some patchy rain and drizzle moving slowly east across Northern Ireland and western Scotland. Mostly dry elsewhere with some sunny spells, but low cloud and some fog persisting across parts of England and Wales where it will feel cold.


Rain and drizzle moving east across Scotland and the far northwest of England. Clear spells elsewhere with a patchy frost, and also some fog patches; these mainly in the south.


Patchy rain in the north dying out. Mostly dry elsewhere with some sunny spells, but low cloud and some fog again persisting in the south where it will remain cold.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Occasional rain in the far northwest on Friday and Saturday. Otherwise, morning fog slowly clearing on Friday, leaving a cold weekend with scattered showers and a brisk easterly breeze.


UK long range weather forecast

On Sunday, rather cloudy for many with scattered showers, most frequent and heaviest in the east, possibly wintry over hills. Most sunny spells and drier weather will be seen in western areas, with easterly winds strong in places. Into next week, occasional showers will affect the UK, these heaviest and most frequent along eastern coastal areas, with a chance of longer spells of rain for southern UK at times. Showers may become wintry over higher ground, with a risk of sleet over lower levels at times. A continuation of these conditions is favoured towards the end of the period, with precipitation generally most likely in eastern and southern regions. Temperatures will likely be below average, especially in the south where easterly winds may make it feel even colder at times.


Confidence is low for this period, but overall settled and relatively dry weather is more likely than stormy weather. At this time of year frost and fog are common, and the chance of these, along with below-normal temperatures and spells of wintry precipitation, is slightly higher than usual. Conversely, heavy rain and strong winds are less likely than in a typical December.


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