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UK 5 day weather forecast

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Dry with sunshine for many. Unsettled in northwest from Tuesday.

Today:

Early fog clearing, to bright and sunny spells. Chance of a few showers mainly on windward coastal areas in far southwest. Cloudier in the north, perhaps with a little rain at first, before becoming brighter with a few showers.

Tonight:

Rain over parts of Kent and East Anglia. Otherwise mainly dry with some clear spells. Cold with frost in Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England. A few fog patches possible.

Monday:

Mainly dry with sunny spells. Showers for eastern England, with rain in the southeast for a time. Cloud increasing in far north with rain and coastal gales likely later.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Windy and cloudy with some rain in the north, heavy at times in western Scotland. Mostly dry in the south with chilly nights and fog patches early and late.

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UK long range weather forecast

A northwest/southeast split is expected late next week with unsettled conditions in the northwest and drier conditions further southeast. Next weekend becomes increasingly uncertain, but unsettled and perhaps very windy conditions could extend across much of the UK. Through the following week it may become drier and more settled again with some sunshine but also overnight fog patches, which could be slow to clear by day. However, Atlantic fronts could still bring further rain and strong winds northwards and eastwards into the UK at times. There will probably be some marked variations in temperature across the UK but more often below average in the north and above average in the south. However, the more settled spells could bring colder conditions more widely at times, accompanied by night frosts.

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There is significant uncertainty through this period. However, the beginning of November may become more settled and dry for many areas with a mixture of cloud and sunshine. Any spells of rain are more likely in southern and southwestern areas. Temperatures will probably be a little below average with overnight frosts and fog patches likely, which could persist well into the mornings. Further spells of unsettled, windy conditions with some rain or showers are likely at times, more especially towards the middle of the month.

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