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UK 5 day weather forecast


Wet, windy weather moving northwards today. Milder, frost-free tonight.


Rain in southern and western areas, heavy over hills, will move northwards across most areas. Northern Ireland brightening up with scattered showers, while parts of southern and eastern England should turn brighter. Windy but milder, rather warm in the southeast.


Much milder for most areas, with some rain especially parts of Wales and western England, turning lighter and more patchy later. More showery in the northwest with clear spells.


Northwest UK sees sunny intervals and showers, some heavy. Southeastern parts of England fine and warm, but evening showers, possibly heavy. In between cloudier with patchy light rain.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Generally unsettled with a mixture of sunny spells and showers, as well as some more prolonged periods of rain. Some heavy bursts likely at times with a risk of thunderstorms.


UK long range weather forecast

Cloudy on Thursday starting with outbreaks of rain and showers, especially in the southwest of the UK. Showers are expected to become more widespread during the day, with these heavy and potentially thundery for the south. The breeziest conditions expected in the far northwest. Remaining showery for the rest of the week with the chance of a brief settled spell from the west into Friday. The unsettled theme then continues through the remainder of this period, with longer spells of rain and showers in between, the clearest conditions are most likely in the north. It's likely to be breezy at times; especially around coastal areas, where gales may occur. Temperatures will be near to or slightly below average, though with the formation of overnight frosts becoming unlikely.


Confidence remains low for this period with weather conditions typical for Spring. A mixture of sunny spells and showers is likely, especially at first, with areas in the south experiencing the most settled and dry conditions through this period. Towards the north and northwest there is an increased chance of unsettled weather as longer spells of rain and strong winds arrive from the Atlantic at times. Temperatures likely to be around average.


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