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UK 5 day weather forecast

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Mostly dry, sunny and warm today. Turning unsettled from Wednesday.

Today:

Mostly dry, sunny and warm for many. The chance of showers across the far west and southwest first thing and again later in the day, possibly thundery. It'll be cloudier, cooler and breezy along some North Sea coastal areas.

Tonight:

Becoming increasingly cloudy across southwestern areas, with outbreaks of rain, locally heavy and thundery, moving north. Elsewhere, mostly dry and cloudy, with some hill fog over northern and eastern parts.

Wednesday:

Thundery downpours moving northwards during the day. Low cloud may affect some North Sea coasts. Drier, brighter and fresher conditions following to the south, with further thundery showers later. Breezy.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thundery rain clearing north Thursday, with heavy, thundery showers following. Further heavy and thundery showers Friday. Possibly a spell of wet and windy weather arriving in the west on Saturday.

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UK long range weather forecast

After a dry start, many places will become wet and windy on Sunday with heavy rain at times and a risk of gales, especially in the north and west. However, there will be sunny spells in some parts. For the end of April and start of May, changeable weather is likely to dominate, with a chance of showers or longer spells of rain and some periods of stronger winds, especially in the west and southwest. These will be interspersed with drier but probably short-lived sunny spells. Temperatures will most likely be near normal in the west, and slightly warmer than the seasonal average in the south and southeast. There is a chance of a shift towards drier warmer weather by the bank holiday weekend but this is far from certain.

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For the middle of May, some wet & windy weather is likely, especially at first. However, there are indications of a shift towards more settled weather as the month progresses. A good deal of fine and dry weather is possible, with temperatures perhaps above the seasonal average. The highest temperatures are most likely in the south and southeast.

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