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UK 5 day weather forecast

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Turning milder with rain at times, mainly in the northwest.

Today:

A bright start in the south and east but skies turning cloudier later. Wintry showers in the northwest will be replaced by persistent rain through the afternoon, heavy at times. East and south parts mostly dry. Milder than Tuesday. Windy.

Tonight:

Rain in northwest parts. A slight frost during evening in the northeast. Southern and eastern areas mostly dry with clear spells. Becoming cloudier in the southwest later. Windy for most.

Thursday:

Generally cloudy with rain in the north, occasional light rain and drizzle elsewhere. Some clear spells east of high ground. Milder again but windy, particularly around the Pennines later.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Mixture of sunny spells and periods of cloud and rain, wettest in the north-west. Often breezy, and widely mild, although temperatures slowly trending to nearer the seasonal average.

Updated:

UK long range weather forecast

After a wet and windy day Sunday, the beginning of next week will remain unsettled with outbreaks of rain or showers. Thereafter, we should see the dominance of high pressure across the UK. This will allow a shift towards more settled conditions with a good deal of sunshine across most parts. Northern and eastern areas are likely to start this period cold with a chance of wintry showers, these likely falling as snow to relatively low levels at times. Towards the end of next week, the settled weather will spread further east with plenty of sunny spells by day and a risk of frost by night. Following this, it looks to stay mostly dry but it may turn increasingly cloudy towards the middle of February with possible overnight fog.

Updated:

This period seems to trend towards a more typical northwest/southeast divide. The southeast should hold on to the drier and calmer weather for a while longer with a continued risk of overnight frost and fog. Further north, it will turn increasingly unsettled with outbreaks of rain and strong winds at times. Temperatures will gradually return towards normal, but will remain a little below average during the settled spell in the south.

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