Weather and climate change
UK 5 day weather forecast
Some heavy rain today, then drier this weekend.
This Evening and Tonight:
Rain clearing the far southeast during the evening then many areas becoming dry with clear spells, and turning chilly as winds ease. Showers affecting parts of the north and west.
Most parts dry with broken cloud, sunny spells and light winds. Cloudy and breezy across northern and western Scotland with a few showers.
Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:
Wet, windy in the northwest on Sunday, this spreading southeast, but England and Wales fine until later. Mostly fine on Monday, then more rain in western Scotland and N.Ireland Tuesday.
UK long range weather forecast
This period is likely to be characterised by unsettled weather with showers and longer periods of rain for most. On Wednesday, rain is expected to develop across the northwest and progress southeastwards throughout the day. For the remainder of the period, further bands of rain are expected to follow across the country with blustery showers and some sunny spells between them. Overall the northwest will see heavier and more frequent rainfall, while the southeast will remain drier on average. Rain will be accompanied by strong winds and a risk of gales in exposed regions of the northwest throughout. Temperatures will generally be near normal, with occasional chilly nights and some patchy mist, but perhaps turning more generally cooler later in the period - but nothing unusual for October.
Changeable conditions are expected to continue throughout the period, with bands of rain and showers likely across most of the country. Temperatures are likely to remain near to normal overall throughout. However, there is an increasing chance of some more settled weather from late October, although it may also be accompanied by colder conditions with mist or fog and frost.