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UK 5 day weather forecast


Many areas mostly cloudy this weekend.


Mostly cloudy across England and Wales, cloud thick enough for patchy rain over parts of Wales and northern and central England. Cloud spreads into Northern Ireland later whilst parts of southeast England brightens up later. Most of Scotland fine.


Mostly cloudy for many and turning misty for much of England and Wales. Colder with clearer skies across much of Scotland where isolated freezing fog patches develop later.


Most regions rather dull and cloudy. Brighter with sunny spells across northeastern Scotland and some sunny spells developing over parts of west Wales and southwest England too.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Rain affecting all parts of the UK for a time on Monday and Wednesday, with a mostly dry and sunny interlude on Tuesday. Turning colder from the north on Wednesday


UK long range weather forecast

High pressure and generally settled weather will likely give way to wetter, and at times windier, conditions through the first week of December. Outbreaks of rain are likely in most areas, notably northern areas at first, and perhaps more southern areas into the weekend. Gales may also develop, these most likely for exposed western areas. Later in the period it may well turn more settled, though colder, with a return of night frost and fog. Some showers are likely too, these perhaps wintry at times in the north. Temperatures may start off near normal, though often feeling colder in windier and wetter spells. Below normal temperatures are then slightly more likely for later in the period.


Despite some mixed signals, the general trend suggests typical early winter weather with periods of persistent rain and showery interludes. Cloudy and blustery conditions are still likely in the east at first. Overall, the best of the driest and brightest weather is in the south and east. Frost and fog patches are likely during any settled spells, and any wintry precipitation is likely in colder and more unsettled spells over high ground of the north and northwest. Conditions in the southwest are likely to turn more settled through the month. There is a risk of gales, with the strongest winds being seen to the north and northwest.


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