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UK 5 day weather forecast


Sunny spells and scattered showers.


A bright day for many with a mixture of warm sunny spells and scattered showers. Some of the showers could be heavy and slow moving. Low cloud, and patchy fog may lap onto some North Sea coastal areas at times.


Some showers will continue through the evening, though will tend to ease overnight away from southern England. Clear spells overnight may lead to a few mist and fog patches developing.


Another bright and pleasant feeling day, with sunny spells and scattered showers. Some of the showers could be heavy at times. Tending to become drier in the west later.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Sunny spells for most on Tuesday and Wednesday, along with a few showers. Tending to become more unsettled on Thursday, with cloudier skies and outbreaks of showery rain at times.


UK long range weather forecast

Friday is likely to be a showery day with variable but often large amounts of cloud. Any sunny spells may trigger heavy showers with a risk of thunder and showers may merge to give longer spells of rain across the north and the far south. Temperatures should be near to normal. This changeable weather is expected to continue into the Bank Holiday weekend with strong winds and spells of rain likely, at first, before clearing to a mixture of sunshine and showers. Showers may become heavy and thundery across southern areas with temperatures generally near to or slightly below average. The rest of the period remains rather uncertain, although the weather is expected to become largely settled interrupted by spells of changeable weather.


Confidence in the forecast is low for the first half of June, but the most likely scenario is for a slowly evolving weather pattern to become established, with Atlantic weather systems struggling to make eastwards progress across the UK. Overall, settled weather is most likely across northern parts of the UK, but these settled spells will extend to all areas at times. These periods of drier and settled weather will occasionally be punctuated by cooler, showery spells as Atlantic weather systems arrive from the west, albeit temporarily. Temperatures are likely to trend mostly close to normal as we move through June.


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