Weather and climate change


There may be weather warnings in force for the UK

Flood alerts icon
Flood warnings
Flood alerts in force for:

UK 5 day weather forecast


Some rain in the northwest, mostly dry elsewhere.


Fog and low cloud over eastern England will clear through the morning, although some cloud may persist along the coast. Cloudy in the northwest with some rain. Elsewhere, sunny spells, just a small chance of a shower in south-east England.


Cloud and outbreaks of rain moving south-east across much of Northern Ireland and Scotland. Dry with clear periods elsewhere, but mist, fog and low cloud affecting some eastern areas.


Low cloud and fog clearing, then dry with sunny spells across central and southern UK. Warm by afternoon. Rain in north edging south and easing, sunny spells and showers following.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Mostly fine and dry with sunny or clear spells and mainly light winds. Temperatures a little below average with overnight frosts. Becoming breezy in the southwest.


UK long range weather forecast

Generally fine and dry on Friday, with sunny spells and patchy fair-weather cloud. Some showers possible for the far northeast, accompanied by gusty winds; these winds are also expected for the far southwest where gale force gusts could be seen in exposed areas. For most of April, high pressure is expected to dominate, meaning most places will be dry and bright, with some morning fog patches in places where winds are light. After a dip in daytime temperatures at the start of the period, it will probably warm slightly by day, although overnight frosts remain probable in rural areas. The greatest potential for rain and stronger winds across the south and southwest, although confidence decreases into the beginning of May.


Mixed weather patterns, typical of spring are most likely through the first half of May. Overall, fine and dry weather is expected to be most dominant, with fair-weather cloud and plenty of sunny spells. However, all areas are likely to see some showers or perhaps some longer spells of rain at times, with these unsettled periods more likely than they were in April. Temperatures are likely to be close to the average for the time of year, with the possibility of some warmer spells.


More from the Met Office