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UK 5 day weather forecast

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Sunshine and showers.

Today:

Sunshine and showers, these most frequent in western areas where they will be heavy at times and wintry on hills in the north. Some eastern areas may stay dry with sunny periods. Windy, especially across the south and feeling cold.

Tonight:

Further showers for much of the UK, mainly in the west. Showers wintry across hills. Cold with a widespread frost in the north, breezier and less cold further south.

Monday:

Showers in the northwest with more persistent rain in the southeast later. In between largely fine and dry. Less windy but still cold.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Rain in the southeast Tuesday otherwise mainly dry. Widespread overnight frost and some freezing fog, then turning wetter and milder later Wednesday and through Thursday.

Updated:

UK long range weather forecast

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain on Thursday, heaviest in the south and west, but moving north and eastwards. Also a risk of snow on the northern hills. In the west, windy with coastal gales. Likely frost overnight in the north, but elsewhere, temperatures generally around normal. Thereafter, it will turn milder and unsettled again as further bands of rain and strong winds edge in from the west. Changeable and sometimes windy conditions will probably last for the rest of the period. Most of the rain will probably be in the west with drier spells more likely in the east and southeast. Snow may occur at times in the north, mainly on high ground. There remains a chance of brief drier, colder interludes, with an increased risk of frost and fog.

Updated:

Confidence is low throughout this period. Changeable and sometimes windy conditions seem more likely through late December, with the wetter weather in the west and longer drier spells in the east. By the time we go into January, longer spells of more widely dry, quiet and bright weather are possible, especially for southern and central areas, with the northwest more likely to remain unsettled. Temperatures should be near to or somewhat above average overall, but with the usual day to day variations. However in quieter spells, it is likely to be colder generally, with an increased risk of frost and fog.

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