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UK 5 day weather forecast


Some rain in the northwest, continuing mostly dry elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry and sunny end to the day for many areas, but cloud thickening in the northwest, to bring some rain to Northern Ireland and western Scotland overnight. Otherwise clear spells with another frost and the odd patch of fog.


Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland cloudy with patchy light rain and drizzle. Otherwise another day of sunny spells and patchy cloud. Feeling warm by afternoon in the sunshine.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Continuing mostly dry with the rain affecting the far northwest dying away as it moves southeast on Tuesday. Daytime temperatures close to or above average, but still some cold nights.


UK long range weather forecast

Fine and dry on Thursday, with sunny spells and patchy fair-weather cloud. Some showers possible for the extreme northeast, accompanied by breezy winds; these winds are also expected for the far southwest where gale force gusts could be seen around hills and exposed headlands. By the end of the week, high pressure is expected to dominate, meaning most places will be dry and bright, with some morning fog patches in places. After a dip in daytime temperatures at the start of the period, it will probably warm slightly by day, although overnight frosts remain probable in rural areas. These settled conditions are expected to persist for most places until the end of April, with the greatest potential for rain and stronger winds across the south and southwest.


Mixed weather patterns, typical of spring are most likely through the first half of May. Overall, fine and dry weather is expected to be most dominant, with fair-weather cloud and plenty of sunny spells. However, all areas are likely to see some showers or perhaps some longer spells of rain at times, with these unsettled periods more likely than they were in April. Temperatures are likely to be close to the average for the time of year, with the possibility of some warmer spells.


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