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UK 5 day weather forecast
Cold tonight, then further rain tomorrow.
This Evening and Tonight:
Showers becoming confined to northern and western areas. Turning frosty across central and eastern areas with some icy patches possible across Scotland, whilst a few fog patches form across southeast England. Rain arriving across western parts later.
Rain in the west moving eastwards across most parts with some heavy bursts. A spell of snow likely on northern hills. Cold in the north.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Remaining unsettled with showers and some longer spells of rain, with snow at times on high ground. Some brief brighter, drier spells. Windy at times, particularly for England and Wales.
UK long range weather forecast
Following the current very unsettled spell, early next week will probably become less windy generally with some longer drier and brighter spells with local frost and fog. However, it will probably turn generally more unsettled and milder again from around mid-week as further bands of rain and strong winds edge in from the west. Thereafter it looks as if unsettled and sometimes windy conditions will dominate for the rest of the period. Most of the rain will probably be in the west with drier spells more likely in the east and southeast. Snow is likely at times in the north, mainly on high ground. There remains a small chance of some longer colder, dry spells at times, with an increased risk of both frost and fog.
Confidence is low throughout this period. Changeable and sometimes windy conditions seem more likely through late December, with the wetter weather in the west and longer drier spells in the east. By the time we go into January, longer spells of more widely dry, quiet and bright weather are possible, especially for southern and central areas, with the northwest more likely to remain unsettled. Temperatures should be near to or somewhat above average overall, but with the usual day to day variations. However in quieter spells, it is likely to be colder generally, with an increased risk of frost and fog.