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UK 5 day weather forecast


Cooler on Thursday with sunshine and heavy showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

Heavy rain will affect northwest England, Northern Ireland and southwest Scotland this evening, clearing northwards and easing. Rain will die out from England and Wales for a time but further showers will move into the south during the early hours.


A band of rain will move northwards through England and Wales into Scotland. Brighter skies will follow, interrupted by heavy, perhaps thundery showers. It will be breezier and cooler.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sunshine and occasional showers on Friday with persistent rain in west later. Wet and windy overnight into Saturday, with coastal gales southwest. Drier and brighter Sunday until rain arrives later.


UK long range weather forecast

Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain on Monday, although a dry start for southeastern parts of the UK, perhaps. Rain and cloud will slowly clear to scattered showers and some sunny spells from the west for the afternoon. For the end of April changeable weather is likely to dominate, with a chance of showers or longer spells of rain and some periods of stronger winds, especially in the west and southwest. These will be interspersed with drier but probably short-lived sunny spells. Temperatures will most likely be near normal in the west, and slightly warmer than the seasonal average in the south and southeast. There is a chance of a shift towards drier warmer weather by the bank holiday weekend but this is far from certain.


For the middle of May, a trend back to some wet and windy weather is possible. However, there are indications of a return towards more settled weather as the month progresses. A good deal of fine and dry weather is possible, with temperatures perhaps above the seasonal average. The highest temperatures are most likely in the south and southeast.


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