Weather and climate change

clear

There may be weather warnings in force for the UK

UK 5 day weather forecast

Headline:

Some night frost at first. Showers mostly in northeast Friday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers in northern, central and eastern areas tending to fade, although a few continuing, especially around coasts. Clearer spells elsewhere, especially Northern Ireland and southwest UK, leading to another frost, perhaps a sharp one, and the odd mist patch.

Friday:

Sunny spells, these quite prolonged in southwestern areas and probably Northern Ireland, with just isolated light showers. Elsewhere showers developing, heavy with hail in some northeastern parts. A little warmer.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Rain spreading from the southwest to all parts on Saturday, heavy in southwest England and south Wales. Sunny spells and showers, heavy in places, on Sunday and Monday. Windy.

Updated:

UK long range weather forecast

A mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers are likely on Tuesday, with some of the showers being locally heavy and possibly thundery. The most frequent downpours will be in the north and west, and a more organised band of rain may approach from the southwest later in the day. Southern parts of the country could well receive rain on Wednesday and Thursday, while conditions further north could be clearer but showery. The unsettled theme continues through the remainder of this period, with longer spells of rain and showers in between. 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 overnight frosts becoming unlikely.

Updated:

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.

Updated:

More from the Met Office