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UK 5 day weather forecast
Rain in the north. Foggy in parts of the south.
Outbreaks of rain and drizzle moving eastwards across Northern Ireland, Scotland and the far north of England. Mostly dry elsewhere with some sunny spells, but some patches of fog and low cloud may persist, making it feel cold.
Patchy rain in the north mostly dying out. Fog patches thickening up in the parts of the south with a frost in places.
Fog patches in the south lifting as a brisk easterly wind develops, bringing sunny spells but also a few showers. Cloud and patchy rain moving west across Scotland.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Patchy rain clearing the northwest on Saturday. Otherwise rather cloudy with showers, most frequent near east coasts, some wintriness possible on higher hills. Feeling cold in a brisk easterly breeze.
UK long range weather forecast
On Monday, showers are likely for many, these heaviest and most frequent in the east and south, perhaps becoming persistent rain at times and possibly wintry over hills. Elsewhere largely cloudy, with drier, sunny spells particularly in the northwest. Continuing through the week, occasional showers are expected, these heaviest and most frequent along eastern coasts with a chance of longer spells of rain for southern UK. Showers may become wintry over higher ground, with a further risk of sleet over lower levels at times. A cold northerly flow is likely to develop, drawing temperatures below average and feeling even colder at times, particularly during fresh winds. This may bring some wintry weather, with an increased risk of overnight frost and perhaps snow showers, not confined to higher ground.
Confidence is low for this period, but overall settled and relatively dry weather is more likely than stormy weather. At this time of year frost and fog are common, and the chance of these, along with below-normal temperatures and spells of wintry precipitation, is slightly higher than usual. Conversely, heavy rain and strong winds are less likely than in a typical December.
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