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UK 5 day weather forecast

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Rain in the north and west. Dry but cloudy elsewhere.

Today:

Occasionally heavy rain across Northern Ireland and western Scotland will slowly sink southeastwards into northern England. Behind it, colder, brighter and showery. Windy in the north. Mainly dry but cloudy elsewhere, although with some warm sunny spells.

Tonight:

Rain will continue to sink southeastwards, becoming light and patchy with some southern parts remaining dry. Elsewhere, clearing skies will lead to patchy frost. Scattered showers continuing in the northwest.

Saturday:

Largely cloudy in the south, with some light rain possible in the southwest. Otherwise mainly dry with bright or sunny spells, although windy in the far north with further showers.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Frequent blustery showers in Scotland on Sunday, otherwise generally settled and dry. Partly cloudy skies are probable with warm sunny spells by day, but overnight frost and fog is possible.

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UK long range weather forecast

High pressure is expected to dominate at first, bringing largely settled weather with bright or sunny spells. However, weak fronts may bring more cloud and some rain to the far north where it will remain breezier. Patchy overnight frosts are likely but there should be a gradually warming trend for daytime temperatures. High pressure should gradually lose its influence towards the end of March. Southern and southeastern areas will remain mostly fine, though with some fog. Spells of rain and stronger winds are likely to spread from the northwest into central areas. Temperatures are generally expected to continue to rise, becoming very warm for some, whilst in the northwest they will remain nearer normal. Further frontal systems are expected to push in from the Atlantic for the start of April.

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At the start of this period it looks most likely that we will see changeable conditions as spells of wet and windy weather spread from the west. Towards the middle of the month confidence is low; however there is a possibility that we may see a return of more widely settled and drier weather. Some wetter interludes are still possible, particularly in the northwest, and also showers perhaps coming up from the south at times. Temperatures are likely to remain above normal throughout.

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