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UK 5 day weather forecast
Fog in the south tonight, rain arriving into the north.
This Evening and Tonight:
Central and southern parts of the UK will have extensive mist and low cloud with some dense fog patches, these chiefly across south-western areas. Early frost and fog in the north lifting as cloud and rain moves south.
Fog and low cloud in the south clearing, but outbreaks of rain moving southwards, followed by sunny spells and a few showers into the north later.
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:
Fine and cold start for many Tuesday, before cloudier and milder weather spreads from the west later. Rain clearing south-east Wednesday; sunshine and blustery showers, wintry later, follows. Becoming colder.
UK long range weather forecast
The period will start unsettled across all parts of the UK, with areas of heavy rain and showers, locally of soft hail, sleet and snow likely, and possibly more widespread snow over some hills and mountains. Often windy, especially around coasts, but in quieter interludes overnight there will remain the potential for some patchy frost, and isolated mist and freezing fog. Temperatures are expected to be a below average overall. Later in this period, it could turn drier and more settled with a chance of high pressure moving in from the north, bringing brisk easterly winds. Again, where winds fall lighter, overnight frost and patchy fog is likely, this perhaps most likely in the north. Near, to slightly below, average temperatures are most likely.
Despite some mixed signals, typical early winter weather with periods of persistent rain and showery interludes seems slightly more likely, with winds and weather systems more likely to arrive from the Atlantic. Although confidence is low, in this pattern the best of the driest and brightest weather will be in the south and east. Frost and fog patches are likely during any settled spells, and any wintry precipitation is most likely over high ground of the north and northwest. Conditions in the southwest could turn more settled through the month. There is a risk of gales at times, with the strongest winds being seen to the north and northwest.