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UK 5 day weather forecast
Warm in southeast but turning wet and windy in west.
Sunny spells for many and becoming very warm in southeastern areas. However cloud and rain across Northern Ireland will become more widespread and heavier across the west and then the north, with possible squally, gusty winds and a cooler feel.
Wet, windy weather in parts of the north and west clearing although further showery rain into northwestern areas later. Thundery showers cross some southeastern areas at first. Clearer skies otherwise.
Rain across Scotland clearing. Many parts fine, warm in the southeast. Clouding up in northwestern UK with stronger winds and patchy rain, while late thunderstorms are possible across southeastern areas.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
Thundery rain clearing the east early Thursday then most places fresher with a mix of sunshine and showers, these mainly in the north and west.
UK long range weather forecast
On Sunday and into the start of next week, southern parts of the UK likely staying mostly fine and dry with light winds. Still a chance of showers, and a low risk that some of these will be heavy at times. Further north it is likely to be cloudier and breezier, particularly around coasts, with showers that could merge into some longer spells of rain. Temperatures close to average, but perhaps below average in the northwest, though it will still feel warm in the sunshine. Towards the end of next week, rain or showers are possible, most likely in the northeast by this stage, where it will be breezy. Drier further southwest with lighter winds. Most areas becoming mainly dry through the end of May.
There is a trend towards more settled patterns and overall drier conditions for the beginning of this period. This will generally lead to fine and dry weather across much of the UK, but some showers or longer spells of rain are still possible in places. Temperatures will probably be above average at first but may become nearer to average through mid-June, with some warm spells remaining possible.