Weather and climate change
UK 5 day weather forecast
Most areas dry and cloudy. Unsettled in the north.
Rain, heavy for western hills, will affect much of Scotland this morning, before clearing all but the northwest by evening. Drier elsewhere with variable cloud. Windy for northern England and much of Scotland. Mild for most.
Rain clears to the northeast of Scotland, though further light rain arrives from the west, initially Northern Ireland, before reaching southwest Scotland. Many other areas dry with variable cloud. Mild.
Light rain continues northeast across Scotland, becoming confined to the Northern Isles by evening. Otherwise, many areas dry with variable cloud. Remaining mild, locally very mild.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Most places often settled and dry, away from the far northwest where brief periods of heavy rain, stronger winds and blustery showers are also expected. Mild initially, but turning colder.
UK long range weather forecast
On Tuesday, remaining largely settled with good spells of sunshine is the most likely scenario. Overnight a band of cloud and rain to the north and northwest will sink southeast, easing as it progresses, with a very small chance of some patchy snow across parts of central UK. Risk of showers into northwest, possibly wintry, accompanied by strong to gale force winds. Chilly overnight, with temperatures by day generally around average. Thereafter, high pressure is expected to dominate the UK, with largely fine conditions, especially towards southeastern areas. More changeable in the northwest with periods of stronger winds and rain. Frosts possible overnight. Rather cold to average by day. There is a small and possibly diminishing chance of much colder conditions for a time across the south.
This period is likely to be characterised by changeable weather, with unsettled and windy conditions, especially in the northwest. The best of the settled conditions in the east and southeast. Temperatures likely average or slightly milder than average, with a chance of short-lived colder spells.