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UK 5 day weather forecast


Mostly fine and dry, with frosty nights.


A few showers, mainly in the southwest, but dry for the vast majority with good sunny spells. Temperatures still below average for many but feeling warm in sunshine and light winds away from the east England coast.


Another chilly night, particularly in the east with a fairly widespread frost again, but dry. The odd fog patch possible in the west.


Fine with good sunshine for most though a few showers feeding into east England through the day, perhaps reaching central parts. Cool in the breezier east.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Widely fine and settled with sunny spells. Becoming a little warmer by day though still cold overnight. A little rain in northern and western parts later in the weekend.


UK long range weather forecast

At the start of this period, settled conditions are likely across much of the country with high pressure dominating. However, rain and stronger winds, will affect Northern Ireland and western Scotland on Sunday, spreading briefly to many areas on Monday, though the southeast will likely remain drier and brighter. Confidence decreases after this, however, it looks as though settled conditions will become more widespread again, with plenty of dry and bright weather. If any further outbreaks of rain do occur, they will most likely affect northwestern areas. Temperatures will probably be close to average for the time of year, with clearer skies causing warm temperatures by day but allowing temperatures to drop overnight, meaning frost is still possible and that mist and fog formation is likely, especially in the south.


Confidence remains low during this period, however, mixed and slowly evolving weather patterns, typical of spring, are most likely through the end of April and into May. Fine and dry weather is expected to be more prevalent on the whole, with fair-weather cloud and plenty of sunny spells, although all areas are likely to see some showers or longer spells of rain at times. Temperatures are likely to be close to average for the time of year, with warmer spells possible at times.


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