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UK 5 day weather forecast

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Showery north. Largely fine south. Rain for many on Friday.

Today:

Starting cloudy across southeast England with isolated showers, these perhaps turning heavy and thundery through the afternoon. Elsewhere, across Wales, central and southern England it will be fine. Sunshine and heavy showers across Scotland and Northern Ireland. Fresher for most.

Tonight:

Except from the far northwest, showers will ease leaving a largely dry and clear night. However, outbreaks of rain will spread into Wales and southwest England through the early hours.

Friday:

Pulses of heavy rain and stronger winds will affect many places. The risk of thunder through central parts and rain potentially turning heavy and persistent in south England later.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Sunny spells and thundery showers on Saturday. Drier for many on Sunday and Monday, but windy in the west with rain in the northwest. Turning increasingly warm and humid.

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UK long range weather forecast

This period will likely see a northwest to southeast split in the weather across the UK with northwestern parts experiencing spells of rain, which could be heavy at times, as well as some periods of strong wind bringing a risk of coastal gales. By contrast, the southern and southeastern parts of the UK should see much drier and warmer weather, which could become hot and rather humid at times, especially early to mid next week. The south and southeast will not be without rain but it will be less frequent than in the northwest. The weather signals become more mixed as we head towards the end of July, but the northwest to southeast split in the weather will most probably continue through this period.

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As we move early August, the final month of the meteorological summer, confidence is low in the forecast with no one single weather pattern looking to dominate. As is often the case in summer, this could well mean plenty of fine, dry weather, interspersed with occasional thundery outbreaks, leading to marked local variations in rainfall. Temperatures are likely to be above average, perhaps more especially in the south and west.

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