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UK 5 day weather forecast


Wet and windy in the northwest. Mostly fine elsewhere.


Rain and strong winds in the northwest gradually moving southwards whilst weakening. Becoming clearer in the far north with a few showers. England and Wales mostly dry with good sunny spells. Rather warm in the east and south in sunshine.


Weakening area of rain moving south across north England and Wales. Dry with clear spells to the south. Further rain and strong winds arriving in the north.


Some rain in western areas, particularly northwest Scotland, south Wales and southwest England. Mostly dry eastern areas with sunny spells. Rather warm in the southeast.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Patchy rain at times for northern and western areas Friday. Elsewhere, staying mainly fine and warm throughout, though some rain or showers in places Saturday and Sunday, locally heavy/thundery.


UK long range weather forecast

Still fine and warm for many on Sunday though likely turning more unsettled as outbreaks of rain and strong winds move erratically southeast across the country during Sunday and Monday. Through the next week and into October, generally unsettled conditions are set to continue across the UK. A very general northwest to southeast split to our weather is likely to continue. Showers and long spells of rain are expected towards northern areas with the southeast seeing drier and sunnier weather. However, unsettled weather could still spread across the south with outbreaks of rain, which could be heavy at times. Temperatures are most likely near average but may slightly rise towards the end of this period.


Confidence is typically low through this period. Current signals suggest the higher pressure is more likely over the south during this period, giving generally dry and settle conditions. More settled conditions may spread northwards at times. Lower pressure in the north will bring periods of showers or longer spells along with stronger winds. Temperatures most likely around or above average.


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