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UK 5 day weather forecast
Dull and dimpsy for many.
Dull, grey and misty for many, although sunny spells across north-eastern Scotland and also some sunshine possible over parts of west Wales and southwest England. Rain into far north-west later.
Remaining cloudy and misty across most of England and Wales. Rain moving south and east across Scotland and Northern Ireland through the night.
Outbreaks of rain, heavy at times over western hills, moving south across the UK. Clearer, brighter weather to follow across Scotland and later northern England, with scattered showers in east.
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:
Fine and cold start for many Tuesday, before cloudier and milder weather spreads from the west later. Rain clears east Wednesday; sunshine and blustery showers, wintry later, follows. Becoming colder.
UK long range weather forecast
High pressure and generally settled weather will likely give way to wetter, and at times windier, conditions through the first week of December. Outbreaks of rain are likely in most areas, notably northern areas at first, and perhaps more southern areas into the weekend. Gales may also develop, these most likely for exposed western areas. Later in the period it may well turn more settled, though colder, with a return of night frost and fog. Some showers are likely too, these perhaps wintry at times in the north. Temperatures may start off near normal, though often feeling colder in windier and wetter spells. Below normal temperatures are then slightly more likely for later in the period.
Despite some mixed signals, the general trend suggests typical early winter weather with periods of persistent rain and showery interludes. Cloudy and blustery conditions are still likely in the east at first. Overall, the best of the driest and brightest weather is in the south and east. Frost and fog patches are likely during any settled spells, and any wintry precipitation is likely in colder and more unsettled spells over high ground of the north and northwest. Conditions in the southwest are likely to turn more settled through the month. There is a risk of gales, with the strongest winds being seen to the north and northwest.