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UK 5 day weather forecast
Monday, fine in south, wet and windy in far northwest.
Southern areas starting chilly with odd fog patches, these clearing with hazy sunny spells leading to a rather warm feel. Cloudier further north, with rain affecting parts of Scotland and perhaps Northern Ireland, heavy for western Scottish hills, with gales.
Southern parts mostly dry but cloudier and milder. Rain and strong winds across northwestern areas edging southwards into east and south Scotland and the far north of England.
Rain becoming focused across Wales, northern England and perhaps far southern Scotland, perhaps heavy on hills. Drier further southeast, some warm, bright spells. Brighter in northwest but some blustery showers.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:
Windy with gales across many areas on Wednesday with rain, locally heavy, clearing east. Sunshine and blustery showers on Thursday and Friday, most frequent and heaviest north and west.
UK long range weather forecast
This period will see generally clear or sunny spells and showers for many throughout. Some areas in the southeast may remain dry, while the heaviest and most frequent showers persist in the west and northwest. Confidence remains low, with the possibility of high pressure building across the UK at some point through this period. However, frontal systems are likely to continue to bring periods of rain. We can expect generally breezy conditions throughout, with some brisker winds in the north and coastal gales possible, most likely to be earlier in this period. Temperatures will be close to normal throughout, but slightly below in northern areas, and trending slightly above in the south for a time. There is the possibility for some chilly nights, with potential mist or fog.
Confidence remains low for this period. Sunny spells and showers are likely to persist across the UK, however there is the possibility for a deep low pressure system. This would likely bring periods of rain; however, some drier spells and potential mist and fog may be expected too, most likely at the beginning of the period. Temperatures likely to remain above normal throughout.