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UK 5 day weather forecast


Rain clearing southeastwards. Turning much more settled.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain across southern Scotland, Wales, northern and western England, heavy at first, moving southeastwards and turning more patchy. Clearer skies following with frost in sheltered spots, and a few showers in the northwest.


Cloud and rain slowly clearing from southeast England. Dry with sunny spells for most parts, though showers affecting the northwest.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Aside from some rain in the far north/north-west on Friday, widely settled with light winds. Sunny/clear periods in the south, often cloudier in the north, with some patchy drizzle. Mild.


UK long range weather forecast

During the first week of March, many areas of the UK are likely to see a continuation of settled weather. Dry conditions with clear or sunny periods are likely, especially in the south of the UK. Any unsettled weather with corresponding showers or rain are most likely to occur in the north and northwest of the UK. Strong winds may also affect northern and northwestern areas at times, but elsewhere winds will likely be light and, as a result, fog formation overnight may become more prevalent. Temperatures for this period will likely be average or slightly above average for the time of year, although some cold nights with frosts developing in places are still possible.


By mid-March and the latter period of the month, a more mobile pattern may begin to develop with an increasing likelihood of Atlantic weather systems moving across the UK, bringing wetter conditions. The most unsettled conditions will likely be seen further north with the driest conditions further south. Strong winds may also develop at times, particularly in the northwest, with winds likely lighter overall in the southeast. Temperatures will probably be near average overall.


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