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What's the weather doing this weekend?

UK 5 day weather forecast

Sunday 24 Feb - Thursday 28 Feb

Early fog clearing, leaving a mostly sunny and mild Sunday.


Early fog and low cloud clearing during the morning, although more slowly across the north Midlands, Yorkshire and the east of Northern Ireland. Otherwise dry and largely sunny, and feeling very mild again in the sunshine. Colder on some coasts.


Dry with clear spells for many, allowing some patchy fog and frost to develop. Northwest Scotland and Northern Ireland however will be cloudier with some patchy rain.


Fog patches clearing leaving another dry and sunny day for many, although the far northwest will be cloudy with some patchy rain. Feeling springlike once again in the sunshine.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday and Wednesday remaining dry, sunny and very mild by day, but nights will be chilly with some fog forming in places. Cooler on Thursday with patchy rain spreading eastwards.


UK long range weather forecast

Thursday 28 Feb - Saturday 9 Mar

There is a great deal of uncertainty through Thursday and Friday. Some signals suggest a breakdown of settled conditions from the Atlantic, which would bring a greater chance of thicker cloud, wind and rain, particularly for the west. The other scenario is for settled conditions to continue until the weekend, extending the spell of drier weather. By the weekend Atlantic weather systems look more likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather across all areas, with the west more prone to the wettest and windiest conditions. Some snow is possible over higher ground in the north. Brighter, drier spells are also likely in between frontal systems; so generally turning much more unsettled than recently across the UK. Feeling colder with temperatures closer to average.


Sunday 10 Mar - Sunday 24 Mar

The extended outlook is most likely to begin with weather systems bringing spells of cloud, rain and strong winds followed by showers and some drier, sunny interludes. The wettest, windiest weather remains most likely in the northwest, with the best of any drier, brighter weather in the south, extending to central areas at times. Temperatures are expected to fluctuate day-to-day but overall could be slightly above-average. By late March confidence is low, but there remains a possibility of a return to slowly-evolving weather patterns across the UK giving some drier, brighter spells.


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