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UK 5 day weather forecast


Largely cloudy today, but some bright spells too.


Largely cloudy skies, perhaps some patchy fog at first. Patchy light rain and drizzle lingering in the west and a few showers in eastern England. Some bright spells are possible, particularly in the east. Windy in north Scotland. Milder.


Mostly cloudy tonight with low cloud shrouding the hills in places. Patchy rain continuing in the north and west, but dry elsewhere. Fog patches possible in central and southeast England.


Dry and largely cloudy for many on Wednesday. However, patchy rain is likely over western hills and coasts. Some warm bright spells developing, particularly across the south and east.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Some rain in Scotland Thursday, but largely dry, cloudy and warm elsewhere. Band of rain in the north gradually sinking south through Friday and Saturday followed by cooler, showery weather.


UK long range weather forecast

Confidence is low for this weekend, but it looks sunny for many, once patchy rain in the south clears. There will be some blustery showers in the northwest though, with the risk of gales in the far north. Through the latter stages of March, we will see a good deal of dry weather across central and southeastern parts of the UK, with bright or sunny spells. It will be more changeable across the northwest, with rain and strong winds from time to time. Temperatures are most likely to be around the average for the time of year, although some warmer periods are likely in the southeast when the sun shines. However, occasionally in the northwest it may be rather cold.


For the start of April, changeable conditions are likely, with near normal temperatures across the UK. Thereafter, the forecast looks more uncertain, but it seems most likely that we will see changeable conditions across the UK once again. Wet and windy weather may be interspersed with drier and brighter spells, with the most unsettled conditions still probable in the north. By the middle of the month, we may see a return of more widely settled weather. Temperatures could potentially start off a little warmer than average, but they may fall nearer to the seasonal average for a time in early April.


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