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UK 5 day weather forecast


Turning more unsettled over the next few days.

This Evening and Tonight:

Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland will be windy and fairly cloudy with rain over the far north of Scotland. Elsewhere, clear spells, but some fog patches developing.


Rain in north and west Scotland and Northern Ireland. Elsewhere, early fog patches then largely fine, but southern and central England turning cloudier with scattered showers.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Occasional rain across central and eastern England during Thursday, blustery showers further west. Wet and windy for much of England and Wales on Friday and Saturday, though rain clearing later.


UK long range weather forecast

After a wet start to the weekend, Sunday will be drier and cooler with sunny spells for most of the UK. Scattered showers will continue in the north with some turning heavy at times. Into next week, it is likely we will see some dry spells with plenty of sunshine across all areas. It may also be windy, with severe gales possible in places. Northern areas may see some colder outbreaks leading to overnight frosts and some showers may turn wintry over the hills. However, in the south it may be milder overall. Moving into November, it is possible that drier, more settled spells will continue with temperatures near or a little below average with night frosts at times.


The first half of November should be mostly settled and dry for the majority of the UK with plenty of sunny spells. Although there is significant uncertainty for this period, any rain or showers are most likely to be in southern and southwestern areas. It seems probable that temperatures will be a little below average with the potential of frosts and fog patches forming overnight. Despite the mainly settled outlook, more changeable periods of rain or showers may be possible too.


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