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UK 5 day weather forecast


Wet in the northwest today, drier and mild further south.


Rain, heavy in places, continues across many northwestern areas although somewhat brighter in the far northwest. Elsewhere largely dry with some brighter interludes although a little drizzle on some western hills. Mild away from the far northwest. Windy in places.


Southeastern areas mild and rather cloudy but largely dry. Rain in the northwest UK sinking into Wales, northern and western England. Clearer, colder weather following, scattered showers in western Scotland.


Rain, perhaps heavy in places, edging east across southern and eastern England. Elsewhere much brighter but colder, with scattered showers mainly in the northwest and far north, where occasionally heavy.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Fog and low cloud forming each night and locally persisting by day, otherwise largely clear or bright. In the northwest it will be cloudier with some light rain. Rather cold.


UK long range weather forecast

Into the end of November and the start of December a high pressure system looks to maintain settled conditions across the south of the UK, with outbreaks of rain and strong winds likely, but not restricted to, northern and western regions. Temperatures near normal with overnight frosts and some mist and fog in places. The confidence for how this high pressure system then develops into the early December is low, with solutions showing equal likelihood for settled and unsettled weather to develop. Most confidence can be placed in that the south is likely to continue to see the majority of fine and settled conditions, and the north and west seeing the worst of any unsettled conditions.


The confidence for the outlook into December is low, but the general trend suggests typical early winter weather with periods of persistent rain and showery interludes. Overall the best of the driest and brightest weather in the south and east. Frost and fog patches are likely during any settled spells, and any wintry precipitation is likely in cooler and more unsettled spells over high ground of the north and northwest. There is a risk of gales, with the strongest winds being seen to the north and northwest.


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