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UK 5 day weather forecast


Some areas still unsettled today, most parts better on Monday.


Early cloud and rain over Northern Ireland and most of Scotland clearing to brighter weather. Far south of Scotland and much of England and Wales fairly cloudy with occasional rain, mainly northern England. Southern UK mostly dry with brighter spells.


Most areas becoming cold, dry and frosty with clearer skies. Daytime cloud and rain over parts of England gradually becoming confined to the far east and southeast of England.


Cold start and then a fine, dry and bright day for most, especially Scotland and Northern Ireland. Cloudier, cold and windy over the far east of England where early rain.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Cold start then sunshine Tuesday, but rain in the east at first, and west later. Some bight spells Wednesday and Thursday, but often cloudy with showers. Breezy, but less cold.


UK long range weather forecast

The unsettled weather is set to carry on into next week, as weather systems continue to push in across the UK, bringing a risk of rain and showers for many. It will turn milder than as of late, but it may feel cooler in some stronger winds that accompany any spells of rain. The west and northwest will likely see the best of any drier and more settled weather conditions. There is an above average risk of overnight fog forming in any clearer spells overnight, which could be slow to clear in places. The showers may continue to be wintry over the highest ground bringing some sleet or snow at times. Temperatures are expected to be around average or perhaps slightly milder for the time of year.


A transition to more settled weather seems most likely for at least the southern half of the UK. Although periods of rain are possible here, they will probably be considerably patchier and less frequent than the west and northwest where spells of wind and rain interspersed with showers will predominate. Showers may turn wintry over high ground. Frost and freezing fog, which may be slow to clear, is most likely overnight under clear skies in the east and south. Temperatures are expected to be around average, or just above, for the time of year.


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