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UK 5 day weather forecast

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Breezy with sunny spells and scattered locally heavy showers.

Today:

A breezy day with sunny spells and scattered showers, these heavy and possibly thundery in places, particularly across the south and southeast during the afternoon. Driest across eastern Scotland and northeast England with only isolated showers here.

Tonight:

Showers dying away for most, although some lingering near northern and western coasts. Parts of Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and far northwestern England may also keep showers throughout the night.

Tuesday:

Outbreaks of rain move across Northern Ireland, Wales, western parts of England, and western Scotland later. This rain soon turns showery, with bright spells developing. Elsewhere sunny spells and showers.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Changeable in the north and west with spells of rain and stronger winds, interspersed by showers. Scattered showers further south and east, but becoming drier and warmer here by Friday.

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UK long range weather forecast

Further spells of rain likely to affect northwestern parts of the UK during Friday, especially over higher ground. Elsewhere, largely dry with sunny spells. Into the weekend there is a lot of uncertainty at this stage, but will probably see the unsettled weather continuing across the far north and northwest, with drier and brighter conditions elsewhere. Temperatures will generally be above average. During the remainder of the month high pressure is likely to remain close by, bringing periods of settled weather and warmer conditions, especially across southern areas, with although the chance of some thundery showers moving up from the near continent. Northern parts of the UK may see further spells of wet and windy weather at times.

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Confidence remains rather low during this period. However, there are signs that high pressure will dominate the weather across the UK. Southern areas are most likely to see the driest and sunniest weather at first, perhaps with some lingering wet and potentially windy conditions affecting the north. However, longer spells of dry and sunny weather may occasionally develop across all parts. Temperatures are generally likely to be warmer than average, although there is little indication of anything exceptional at this time.

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