Weather and climate change
UK 5 day weather forecast
Most areas dry and cloudy. Unsettled in the north.
Rain, heavy for western hills, will affect much of Scotland this morning, before clearing all but the northwest by evening. Drier elsewhere with variable cloud. Windy for northern England and much of Scotland. Mild for most.
Rain clears to the northeast of Scotland, though further light rain arrives from the west, initially Northern Ireland, before reaching southwest Scotland. Many other areas dry with variable cloud. Mild.
Light rain continues northeast across Scotland, becoming confined to the Northern Isles by evening. Otherwise, many areas dry with variable cloud. Remaining mild, locally very mild.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Most places often settled and dry, away from the far northwest where brief periods of heavy rain, stronger winds and blustery showers are also expected. Mild initially, but turning colder.
UK long range weather forecast
Mostly fine with sunny spells on Monday, although cloudier in the northwest with some rain. Light or moderate winds for most, becoming stronger in the northwest, with a risk of coastal gales. From Tuesday, high pressure tends to dominate, with any frontal systems most active in the northwest, but quickly weakening as they stagger southeast across the UK. For many, there should be plenty of mostly dry if rather cold weather, likely lasting a few days, with overnight frost and perhaps some fog patches in the south and a small chance of very cold conditions and snow showers moving in from the east. However, most likely is a resumption of wetter, windier and milder weather from the west after a few days of cold conditions.
This period is likely to be characterised by changeable weather, with unsettled and windy conditions, especially in the northwest. The best of the settled conditions in the east and southeast. Temperatures likely average or slightly milder than average, with a chance of short-lived colder spells.