Weather and climate change
UK 5 day weather forecast
Winds gradually easing but remaining showery today.
A generally windy day, with early gales in the west and southwest, perhaps severe in coastal Wales. Showers affecting most areas, some heavy and with some more persistent bands of showery rain especially across Wales. A little brightness or sunshine.
Showery rain and showers easing for many, clearer spells allowing patchy frost, mostly in the north. However parts of northwest England and the northwest Midlands likely to keep some showers.
Showers continuing to ease away northeastwards, many parts fine for a time. Rain returning to western parts by afternoon and central areas later. Mostly fairly chilly, milder in southwest later.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Drier weather at times, with unsettled interludes. Blustery showers Friday and Sunday, mainly for the north and west, with longer spells of rain for most through Saturday. Turning milder.
UK long range weather forecast
Generally unsettled across the north at the start of the period, with strong west or southwesterly winds bringing periods of heavy or persistent rain and a risk of gales at times. Likely to be drier and brighter across many central, eastern and southern locations, though periods of rain cannot be ruled out, with lighter winds in the south leading to an increasing chance of overnight fog. As we go through the period, these more settled conditions in the south are likely to spread to most areas, with spells of rain and wind becoming less frequent and tending to be confined to the north and northwest. Temperatures likely remaining rather mild, though a risk of frost is possible during some colder interludes.
Heading into the Christmas period, widespread settled conditions are likely. Temperatures perhaps close to or slightly above average for this time of year, however some colder interludes may bring a risk of frost at times. The last week of December and into early January is looking to remain settled, with an increasing chance of frost and fog during clearer spells for Christmas and towards New Year.