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UK 5 day weather forecast

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Colder with showers, turning increasingly wintry.

Today:

Frequent and often heavy wintry showers in north-west Scotland continuing throughout the day. Elsewhere showers mainly around western and southern coasts moving further inland, becoming more persistent later. Best of drier and sunnier spells in north-east England. Windy.

Tonight:

Area of rain and sleet moving across parts of Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern England, with snow, chiefly over hills. Clear intervals and showers elsewhere, turning wintry. Icy patches.

Tuesday:

Sleet and snow over southern Scotland soon clearing, else cold and breezy with sunny spells and showers, these wintry at times. Showers heaviest in the north and west.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Continuing unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain, heaviest across western Scotland. Best of the drier weather in southeast England. Milder than of late, but with strong winds.

Updated:

UK long range weather forecast

Often windy with outbreaks of rain and showers for all areas at the start of this period, with temperatures on the mild side of the seasonal average. As we head through the first full week of February it currently looks most likely that we will see a gradual trend towards more settled conditions, particularly in the south, and there is a chance that these will extend across the whole country at times. Overnight fog and frosts are likely to accompany these more settled conditions, with light winds and temperatures probably nearer to the average for the time of year. The far north, and particularly north-west, will probably remain more changeable, or unsettled, with further spells of wind and rain.

Updated:

The first part of the period is likely to trend to more anticyclonic conditions, with the associated drier and more settled weather intially in the southeast, spreading northwestwards and beginning to dominate. The north will continue to be at risk from outbreaks of rain and stronger winds at times. Overnight frosts and fog will be likely, which could be persistent at times. Temperatures around normal, and sometimes a little above. There could be large variations between night time and day time temperatures in the more settled spells, especially on the sunnier days.

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