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UK 5 day weather forecast


Mostly cloudy and mild, with some rain for Scotland.

This Evening and Tonight:

Mainly dry, cloudy, and mild for most with patchy drizzle and fog over western hills. Rain in northwest Scotland turning patchier before a band of rain, strong winds and gales arrive into northwest Scotland by dawn on Friday.


Rain across Scotland will move across Northern Ireland, reaching northern England and Wales later. Blustery showers will arrive across Scotland. Elsewhere, mostly cloudy with some bright or sunny spells. Mild.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Patchy rain in the south clearing Saturday, with some blustery showers in the north. Feeling a little fresher than of late through the weekend, with overnight frosts. More settled Monday.


UK long range weather forecast

High pressure is expected to dominate at first, bringing largely settled weather with bright or sunny spells. However, weak fronts may bring more cloud and some rain to the far north where it will remain breezier. Patchy overnight frosts are likely but there should be a gradually warming trend for daytime temperatures. High pressure should gradually lose its influence towards the end of March. Southern and southeastern areas will remain mostly fine, though with some fog. Spells of rain and stronger winds are likely to spread from the northwest into central areas. Temperatures are generally expected to continue to rise, becoming very warm for some, whilst in the northwest they will remain nearer normal. Further frontal systems are expected to push in from the Atlantic for the start of April.


At the start of this period it looks most likely that we will see changeable conditions as spells of wet and windy weather spread from the west. Towards the middle of the month confidence is low; however there is a possibility that we may see a return of more widely settled and drier weather. Some wetter interludes are still possible, particularly in the northwest, and also showers perhaps coming up from the south at times. Temperatures are likely to remain above normal throughout.


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