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UK 5 day weather forecast

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Rain slowly spreading southeastwards.

Today:

Starting fine for most, but outbreaks of rain across Northern Ireland and western Scotland will steadily spread southeastwards. This will reach most northern and some central areas by mid afternoon, whilst the south remains dry with hazy sunshine. Generally warm.

Tonight:

A warm night, with showery rain slowly and sporadically spreading eastwards. Northern and western parts will turn drier, fresher and clearer, with isolated showers in the northwest.

Thursday:

Cloudier skies and showers in the southeast, perhaps locally turning heavy. Otherwise brighter and fresher elsewhere, with scattered heavy, possibly thundery showers mainly in the north and west.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Unsettled on Friday with stronger winds and spells of heavy rain for many. Sunshine and showers over the weekend, likely to be heavy, thundery and most frequent on Saturday.

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UK long range weather forecast

This period will likely see a northwest to southeast split in the weather across the UK with northwestern parts experiencing spells of rain, which could be heavy at times, as well as some periods of strong wind bringing a risk of coastal gales. By contrast, the southern and southeastern parts of the UK should see much drier and warmer weather, which could become hot and rather humid at times, especially early to mid next week. The south and southeast will not be without rain but it will be less frequent than in the northwest. The weather signals become more mixed as we head towards the end of July, but the northwest to southeast split in the weather will most probably continue through this period.

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As we move early August, the final month of the meteorological summer, confidence is low in the forecast with no one single weather pattern looking to dominate. As is often the case in summer, this could well mean plenty of fine, dry weather, interspersed with occasional thundery outbreaks, leading to marked local variations in rainfall. Temperatures are likely to be above average, perhaps more especially in the south and west.

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