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UK 5 day weather forecast


Mostly dry with plenty of sunshine during Friday.


Any fog patches clearing during the morning, leaving a dry day with plenty of sunshine and light winds. Cloudier and breezier in the far north with a little rain or drizzle in Shetland at first.


Central and southern areas dry with clear periods allowing a frost and a few patches of fog to form. Cloudier across the north with some rain moving east.


Band of cloud and patchy light rain moving south into northern England and north Wales, else dry with sunny spells and mild once again.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Continuing largely dry for most with patchy cloud and sunny spells by day, and some overnight frost and fog. Temperatures on the mild side and feeling warm in light winds.


UK long range weather forecast

High confidence for this period as high pressure likely to be close to, or over the UK giving a mostly settled outlook, with any uncertainty existing with respect to the orientation of this high. Currently the strongest signals suggest an initial placement over the south of the UK before transferring to the north later next week. This means that most areas will stay fine and dry with plenty of sunny spells, and that any spells of rain and stronger winds are most likely to the far north and west of the UK where front incursions are most likely. Temperatures are likely to remain around average for this time of year. Where skies clear overnight frost and fog patches may become prevalent.


Settled conditions are likely to continue, though Atlantic frontal systems may make more progress across the country at times, introducing occasional wetter weather. However, the overall signal suggests drier than average weather with near normal temperatures are most likely for the rest of the period, though occasional colder spells cannot be ruled out.


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