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UK 5 day weather forecast


Unsettled, cold and windy with rain or showers at times.

This Evening and Tonight:

Further rain or showers affecting the north and west of the UK with some snow on hills. Rain for a time across southern England accompanied by strong winds. Drier elsewhere.


Rain or showers in the north and west with snow on hills and coastal gales. Driest in the east. More widespread rain Saturday night, with snow possible over northern England.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Unsettled and windy on Sunday with some hill snow possible in central and northern areas. Drier and quieter for many from Monday, although rain may affect the south on Tuesday.


UK long range weather forecast

Rain in the southeast will clear early Wednesday, with drier, brighter conditions following. Away from the east and southeast, there could be some overnight frost and freezing fog. Feeling cold with some winter sunshine. In the west, there could be more cloud and outbreaks of rain. Thereafter, it will turn milder and unsettled again as further bands of rain and strong winds edge in from the west. Changeable and sometimes windy conditions will probably last for the rest of the period. Most of the rain will probably be in the west with drier spells more likely in the east and southeast. Snow may occur at times in the north, mainly on high ground. There remains a chance of brief drier, colder interludes, with an increased risk of frost and fog.


Confidence is low throughout this period. Changeable and sometimes windy conditions seem more likely through late December, with the wetter weather in the west and longer drier spells in the east. By the time we go into January, longer spells of more widely dry, quiet and bright weather are possible, especially for southern and central areas, with the northwest more likely to remain unsettled. Temperatures should be near to or somewhat above average overall, but with the usual day to day variations. However in quieter spells, it is likely to be colder generally, with an increased risk of frost and fog.


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