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UK 5 day weather forecast


Spells of rain over East Anglia and southeast England today.


East Anglia and southeast England chilly and breezy with rain at times. Scotland and Northern Ireland fine, dry and bright. Wales and the rest of England rather cloudy at first breaks for some later, mainly in the north and west.


Evening rain East Anglia and southeast England slowly fading. Otherwise mainly dry and chilly with rural frost and a few fog patches. Scotland windy with rain in the far north.


Most of England and Wales fine and dry once early fog patches clear. Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England cloudier and windy with rain over the far north of Scotland.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Morning fog patches may affect central and southern areas Wednesday morning. Unsettled weather with some heavy rain in the northwest extending to remaining parts. Some dry spells in the southeast.


UK long range weather forecast

Rain across the northwest on Friday, possibly snow over Scottish mountains. Elsewhere, largely dry with sunny spells after fog patches clear. Next weekend becomes increasingly uncertain, but unsettled and perhaps very windy conditions could extend across much of the UK. Through the following week it may become drier and more settled again with some sunshine but also overnight fog patches, which could be slow to clear by day. However, Atlantic fronts could still bring further rain and strong winds northwards and eastwards into the UK at times. There will probably be some marked variations in temperature across the UK but more often below average in the north and above average in the south. However, the more settled spells could bring colder conditions more widely at times, accompanied by night frosts.


There is significant uncertainty through this period. However, the beginning of November may become more settled and dry for many areas with a mixture of cloud and sunshine. Any spells of rain are more likely in southern and southwestern areas. Temperatures will probably be a little below average with overnight frosts and fog patches likely, which could persist well into the mornings. Further spells of unsettled, windy conditions with some rain or showers are likely at times, more especially towards the middle of the month.


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