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UK 5 day weather forecast
Fog in south today. Cloudy but dry for many
Fog and freezing fog patches in Wales and southern England slowly lifting today. Cloudy for much of the rest of the country with a little light rain in the northwest. East Scotland and northeast England seeing some good sunny spells.
Fog forming in far south this evening, gradually clearing later in the night. Cloudy for most parts though east Scotland and northeast England seeing good clear spells. Frost in south.
Cloud but dry for most, a little light rain in places mainly on western hills. East Scotland and northeast England seeing some sunny spells. Temperatures a little higher than Tuesday.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
Variable cloud, with some mist or drizzle in the south. Windier with rain at times in the north. Rain at times Saturday, heaviest in the north. Possible gales here later.
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.