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UK 5 day weather forecast


Rain and hill snow for many. North Scotland drier.


Early cloud, rain and hill snow over Northern Ireland, Wales and southwest England moving eastwards. Rain then stalling over south and central Scotland later with some snow accumulations for hills. Feeling cold for many but turning milder in the west.


Most persistent rain clearing eastwards leaving a fairly cloudy night with some light rain and drizzle. Less cold for many than recent nights. North Scotland drier and colder.


Mostly cloudy with some light rain and drizzle. More widespread rain arriving from the southwest during the afternoon. N Scotland colder and drier but snow showers for Shetland.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Remaining cold in the north, but becoming mild for a time in the south with some heavy rainfall. Across central areas, there is potential for some significant snowfall during Thursday.


UK long range weather forecast

Unsettled conditions look likely to dominate for this period, with low pressure across the UK. Therefore, this should bring changeable weather to most of the country, with periods of rain, showers, and strong winds at times. While mild westerly and southwesterly winds are expected to be dominant for most of the period, occasional colder northerly winds are possible, bringing a chance of snowfall, likely confined to far northern parts. Towards the end of the period, we may see high pressure bringing a higher than average chance of cold weather more widely with wintry outbreaks. If this were to occur many inland and southern areas would likely see drier than average conditions, with some overnight frost and fog.


Confidence is low for this period, but current signals indicate a possible high pressure system around or near the UK during this period. This would likely bring cold northerly winds, producing colder than average temperatures and wintry outbreaks. The second half of February is likely to have a mixture of weather types, with periods of wet, windy, and milder weather interspersed with drier, calmer, and colder periods.


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