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UK 5 day weather forecast
Dry for most but cool with frosty nights.
Most parts dry with sunny spells and light winds, so feeling a touch warmer than recently despite temperatures being below average. A few showers, mainly for central and western areas.
Variable cloud with light winds this evening and overnight, with frost likely for many, particularly in the north and east.
Dry for most with only a few showers over Wales, the southwest and Northern Ireland. Temperatures below average but feeling pleasant in sunshine in the west.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
Scattered showers for the southeast Thursday and rain at times for the far northwest Friday and Saturday. Elsewhere dry with sunny spells. Some fog in Northern Ireland Thursday morning.
UK long range weather forecast
The most likely scenario for the start of this period is for mainly settled conditions to be in place across the country as high pressure continues to dominate. However unsettled conditions, rain and stronger winds, may affect the northwest during the weekend and briefly spread across many areas at the start of next week, though southeastern areas will likely remain drier and brighter. Temperatures will likely remain at or slightly below average at first, before recovering to potentially slightly above average at times. Confidence decreases after this, however towards the end of this period, it looks as though settled conditions could well return, with dry and bright weather likely. Generally, it is expected to feel rather warm, although temperatures could be supressed in wetter areas.
Confidence remains low for this period, however, mixed and slowly evolving weather patterns, typical of spring, are most likely through the late-April into May. Fine and dry weather is likely to be more prevalent overall, especially during late-April, with this signal waning during May, although all areas are likely to see some showers or longer spells of rain at times. Temperatures probably close to average with some warmer spells are possible at times.