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UK 5 day weather forecast


Most areas rather cloudy. Some wet, windy conditions further north.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain clears Scotland, with squall showers and gales affecting the north, but clearer and chillier conditions elsewhere. Patchy light rain across Northern Ireland and northern England. Further south often dry but rather cloudy, some drizzly showers in the west. Mild.


Light rain moves northeastwards across northern Britain, confined to the Northern Isles later. Otherwise, many areas fairly cloudy, with patchy drizzle possible in the west. Remaining mild, perhaps very mild.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Briefly heavy rain in the northwest on Saturday moving southeastwards and weakening. Otherwise, plenty of dry weather, with a fair amount of sunshine on Sunday and Monday. Overnight frost returning.


UK long range weather forecast

On Tuesday, remaining largely settled with good spells of sunshine is the most likely scenario. Overnight a band of cloud and rain to the north and northwest will sink southeast, easing as it progresses, with a very small chance of some patchy snow across parts of central UK. Risk of showers into northwest, possibly wintry, accompanied by strong to gale force winds. Chilly overnight, with temperatures by day generally around average. Thereafter, high pressure is expected to dominate the UK, with largely fine conditions, especially towards southeastern areas. More changeable in the northwest with periods of stronger winds and rain. Frosts possible overnight. Rather cold to average by day. There is a small and possibly diminishing chance of much colder conditions for a time across the south.


This period is likely to be characterised by changeable weather, with unsettled and windy conditions, especially in the northwest. The best of the settled conditions in the east and southeast. Temperatures likely average or slightly milder than average, with a chance of short-lived colder spells.


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