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UK 5 day weather forecast

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Some warm sunshine, with patchy rain in the north.

Today:

Patchy rain in southern Scotland, northwest England and Northern Ireland will soon move northwards and turn heavier. Elsewhere it will be fairly cloudy and dry, but there will be some warm sunshine too. Turning windy in northern Scotland later.

Tonight:

The far north of Scotland will be wet and windy, with occasionally heavy rain. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with patchy drizzle over western hills. Risk of fog patches in southern England.

Thursday:

Thursday will be fairly cloudy, but with some warm sunshine at times too. The rain, which will be occasionally heavy, across northern Scotland will continue, with strong winds.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

The cloudy, windy and mild regime will be replaced by sunnier and fresher weather. Blustery showers in the north and northwest will continue though. Turning cooler by Sunday.

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UK long range weather forecast

Confidence in details is low for Sunday and Monday, but southern districts will probably be dry with sunny spells whilst further north blustery showers may be wintry in the far north and northwest where there's also a risk of gales. Rather cold in the north with some overnight frost, with temperatures closer to normal in the south. During the last week of March and into early April, there is likely to be a good deal of dry weather across central and southeastern parts of the UK, with bright or sunny spells. It will be more changeable across the northwest, with rain and strong winds from time to time. Temperatures will be mainly near normal in the north, and with some warmer periods in the southeast. .

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There is considerable uncertainty in the forecast during this period, and confidence is currently low. However, during the first week of April it does look most likely that we will see changeable conditions becoming established across the UK once again. Wet and windy weather may be interspersed with drier and brighter spells, with the most unsettled conditions still probable in the north. By the middle of the month, there is a possibility that we may see a return of more widely settled weather. Temperatures probably starting off a little warmer than average, but they may fall nearer to normal for a time early in the month

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