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UK 5 day weather forecast
Cloud and rain slowly clearing, blustery showers for some later.
Rain slowly clearing in the southeast, with drier spells further north. Blustery showers in the northwest may turn wintry over the high ground for some later. Coastal gales in the far northwest. Feeling chilly.
Dry to start overnight for most with clear skies allowing frost and patchy fog in places. Rain arriving from the west later with a risk of snow, mainly over hills.
A frosty start in places with any patchy fog clearing quickly. Rain and hill snow spreading eastwards, turning heavy at times. Scattered showers following behind. Often windy, and feeling cold.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Remaining unsettled over the weekend with showers at times, turning wintry over higher ground, but brighter spells possible. Winds easing with overnight frosts. Turning wetter and windier on Monday.
UK long range weather forecast
The start of this period is likely to be unsettled and showery, especially in the south where a spell of persistent rain and strong winds is possible, though temperatures should return to near-average. Through the week, there is some uncertainty, but high pressure seems likely build to the east, bringing drier and more settled conditions (with some spring sunshine) for a time, especially in eastern areas, with western parts always more at risk of seeing further spells of rain and strong winds. Towards the middle of March, a typical mixture of conditions looks most likely with spells of rain interspersed with brighter, drier intervals. Temperatures are likely to be around, or a little above average, but some cold nights are certainly still possible.
During the rest of the month, there is a slight increase in the chance of blocking patterns, with winds blowing more frequently from the north and east than is usual. At this time of year, winds from this direction can still bring wintry hazards, such as snow and ice, but the risk of these is likely to decrease as the month progresses. The wettest conditions are most likely to be in the south, with northern areas drier overall. Overall temperatures are more likely to be near or below average, though some warmer days are still possible at times.