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UK 5 day weather forecast


Frost and fog in the south. Cloudier in the northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Clear skies across many central southern parts allowing frost and some freezing fog to form. Cloudier and milder in the northwest with a some light rain and drizzle, mainly over the hills of western Scotland.


Fog patches in the south may be slow to clear in places, but many parts seeing some sunshine. Cloudy across northwestern areas with further rain and drizzle for western Scotland.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Mainly cloudy, windy, some outbreaks of rain in north, brighter spells in the east. Fog, low cloud further south lifting onto hills. Mainly dry, rather cold temperatures recovering to average.


UK long range weather forecast

Into the weekend, it will be staying cloudy for most. A spell of rain is likely for a time in the northwest, spreading southeast across most parts, accompanied by strengthening winds. Next week, it looks like the south will see the driest weather, whilst the north could be wetter and windier at times. Later on in this period, some rain may briefly spread further southeast across the UK, although the most unsettled weather is likely to remain in the north and northwest, where some hill snow is possible. Further southeast drier spells will be accompanied by the best of any brightness, along with the greatest risk of fog and frost. Temperatures will generally be near average, although a little below at times in the north.


Through the first half of February, we are likely to see a north/south split continuing; with the north being more unsettled than the south. The heaviest of the rainfall and strongest winds are likely to be seen across the northwest. The south is more likely to see drier, brighter conditions with light winds. There is potentially a greater risk of frost and fog patches developing towards the south. During colder, showery interludes, any snow will most likely be over higher ground in the north, but it could fall to lower levels at times. Temperatures will remain close to or above average through the period, though will likely fluctuate as frontal systems pass through, especially in the north.


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