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UK 5 day weather forecast
Further wintry showers, then turning milder.
This Evening and Tonight:
Further showers affecting northern and western parts with snow on hills. Clearer skies across southern and eastern Britain allowing a frost in places. Breezy for many.
A bright start in the south and east but skies turning cloudier later. Wintry showers in the northwest will be replaced by persistent rain through the afternoon, heavy at times.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
Remaining unsettled with spells of wind and rain at times, the rain heaviest for northwestern areas. Often drier across southeastern areas. Mild generally, locally very mild on Friday
UK long range weather forecast
After a wet and windy day Sunday, the beginning of next week will remain unsettled with outbreaks of rain or showers. Thereafter, we should see the dominance of high pressure across the UK. This will allow a shift towards more settled conditions with a good deal of sunshine across most parts. Northern and eastern areas are likely to start this period cold with a chance of wintry showers, these likely falling as snow to relatively low levels at times. Towards the end of next week, the settled weather will spread further east with plenty of sunny spells by day and a risk of frost by night. Following this, it looks to stay mostly dry but it may turn increasingly cloudy towards the middle of February with possible overnight fog.
This period seems to trend towards a more typical northwest/southeast divide. The southeast should hold on to the drier and calmer weather for a while longer with a continued risk of overnight frost and fog. Further north, it will turn increasingly unsettled with outbreaks of rain and strong winds at times. Temperatures will gradually return towards normal, but will remain a little below average during the settled spell in the south.