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UK 5 day weather forecast


Mostly sunny today, but some frost and fog overnight.


Most parts dry with light winds and sunny spells, though a few stubborn fog patches may persist. Cloudy in the far south, perhaps with a little rain at times. Rather chilly for many.


Some rain for northwest Scotland. Perhaps cloudy with a little rain in the far south of England. Turning frosty elsewhere with freezing fog patches, perhaps dense in places by dawn.


Fog patches will be slow to clear, perhaps persisting in places, and feeling cold. Some rain for northwest Scotland, whilst also perhaps across southern England and Wales later.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Rain in west and northwestern areas, otherwise fog patches thinning to sunny spells Saturday. Rainy and windy in the far north Sunday and Monday, frost, fog clearing to sun elsewhere.


UK long range weather forecast

Into the end of November and the start of December a high pressure system looks to maintain settled conditions across the south of the UK, with outbreaks of rain and strong winds likely, but not restricted to, northern and western regions. Temperatures near normal with overnight frosts and some mist and fog in places. The confidence for how this high pressure system then develops into the early December is low, with solutions showing equal likelihood for settled and unsettled weather to develop. Most confidence can be placed in that the south is likely to continue to see the majority of fine and settled conditions, and the north and west seeing the worst of any unsettled conditions.


The confidence for the outlook into December is low, but the general trend suggests typical early winter weather with periods of persistent rain and showery interludes. Overall the best of the driest and brightest weather in the south and east. Frost and fog patches are likely during any settled spells, and any wintry precipitation is likely in cooler and more unsettled spells over high ground of the north and northwest. There is a risk of gales, with the strongest winds being seen to the north and northwest.


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