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UK 5 day weather forecast


Sunny spells and further showers, some heavy.


Starting mostly dry with sunny spells, but showers already in the southwest, developing more widely again, becoming heavy with risk of hail and thunder. Cloudy with rain or drizzle in the far north edging south into mainland Scotland.


Showers easing for many areas with clear spells developing, although further showers, some heavy in the south. Cloudier in the far north with rain at times.


Heavy showers in south, developing again in other areas through the morning, but drier with more sunshine in southwest UK for the afternoon. Rain in central Scotland turning more showery.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Remaining very unsettled with some wet and very windy weather for many on Thursday and Friday, gales possible in the south. Less windy with showers Saturday and staying cool.


UK long range weather forecast

Unsettled conditions continuing, with scattered showers again developing across most areas. These showers are likely to be heavy at times, with thunderstorms possible in places. On Friday and possibly into the weekend, more prolonged spells of rain are likely at times, especially in the west. Into next week, there is a chance of more settled conditions to gradually become established. Whilst further rain and showers are possible, overall drier and brighter conditions should become more dominant. Staying rather cool for the time of year, although night time frost will be limited, mainly across rural, northern areas. During next week, there are some indications that conditions may start to turn warmer, with temperatures closer to normal for the time of year.


Confidence is low for this period, which is usual during spring and early summer. It is likely for conditions to remain changeable with showers at first, but probably also more settled at times with a higher likelihood of drier conditions for many places compared to recent weeks. Temperatures probably recovering to nearer average but with more settled conditions bringing some warmer days, and some cooler nights remain possible.


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