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UK 5 day weather forecast


Drizzle clearing south tonight, but largely dry elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Low cloud and drizzle will slowly clear southern England overnight followed by isolated mist and fog patches. Largely dry elsewhere with clear spells and a patchy rural grass frost. A few showers continuing in the Northern Isles.


Dry with sunny spells for many and light winds. It will be sunniest in the south and southwest but there will be showers in the Northern isles.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Dry for many with warm sunny spells. However, skies will be cloudier in Scotland on Wednesday with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Chilly nights with fog patches.


UK long range weather forecast

Dry, sunny and warm weather is expected for many on Saturday after patchy mist and fog clears in the morning. There is a chance of thicker cloud and outbreaks of heavy rain arriving in the west during the afternoon with strengthening winds. By Sunday cooler, wet and windy weather is likely to spread east, bringing a spell of rather changeable weather into the following week. There is some uncertainty as we head towards the last week of September. On balance we should see a northwest to southeast split in the weather with the strongest winds and heaviest spells of rainfall in the northwest, and the best of the dry, warm, and sunny weather in the southeast, still with some rain at times.


Confidence remains low through this period and a number of different weather scenarios are possible. However the most likely situation is for southeastern parts of the UK see the best of the dry weather with daytime temperatures fairly warm for the time of year. Low temperatures are likely during many of the nights, bringing an increased chance of mist, fog and rural frost. Meanwhile, the northwest of the UK is more likely to keep stronger winds with heavier rain at times. It will be cloudier in the northwest leading to lower daytime temperatures here.


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