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UK 5 day weather forecast


Milder, but with rain and strong winds in the north.

This Evening and Tonight:

Some heavy rain across western Scotland at first, moving northeast, clearing later. Some rain in central areas but then many areas becoming drier with some cloud breaks but mostly frost-free. Thick low cloud and mist arriving in the southwest later.


A lot of cloudy, murky, drizzly weather in southern areas, with fog on hills, some improvement later. Northern areas seeing further batches of heavy rain and strong winds. Much milder.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Changeable between sunny spells and periods of wind and rain, wettest in northwest UK. A mild day for most on Friday, before temperatures slowly trend nearer to the seasonal average.


UK long range weather forecast

The beginning of next week will remain unsettled with outbreaks of rain or showers mixed with bright or sunny spells. Thereafter, we should see the dominance of high pressure across the UK. This will allow a shift towards more settled conditions with a good deal of sunshine across most parts. Northern and eastern areas are likely to start this period cold with a chance of wintry showers, these likely falling as snow to relatively low levels at times. Towards the end of next week, the settled weather will spread further east with plenty of sunny spells by day and a risk of frost by night. Following this, it looks to stay mostly dry but it may turn increasingly cloudy towards the middle of February with possible overnight fog.


This period seems to trend towards a more typical northwest/southeast divide. The southeast should hold on to the drier and calmer weather for a while longer with a continued risk of overnight frost and fog. Further north, it will turn increasingly unsettled with outbreaks of rain and strong winds at times. Temperatures will gradually return towards normal, but will remain a little below average during the settled spell in the south.


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