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Forecast Summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

North West England

Headline:

Wintry showers with a risk of ice tonight.

This Evening and Tonight:

There will be clear spells at times this evening and overnight, although further showers are also likely, especially at first, and some will be wintry. Turning frosty and icy in places. Minimum temperature -2 °C.

Friday:

It will be fine and sunny for many on Friday after a frosty start, with only isolated wintry showers, mainly over the hills. Cold with a brisk northerly wind. Maximum temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Frosty with sunny spells on Saturday and scattered showers. Turning milder on Sunday, but becoming windy, with spells of rain. Largely cloudy skies on Monday with patchy rain and drizzle.

Updated: 16:40 on Thu 14 Dec 2017 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Scattered showers, some wintry, and clear spells.

This Evening and Tonight:

A mix of clear spells and showers overnight, with showers wintry in places. Strong winds will affect western and later northern areas. Frost, ice and patchy freezing fog may form, especially under any clear skies.

Friday:

After starting cloudy in some areas, Friday will be a cold day with plenty of sunshine. However, brisk northerly winds will bring a scattering of showers to windward coasts throughout.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Mostly bright, cold on Saturday with showers in west. Turning milder, wet and windy Sunday. Fine for many Monday, but rather cloudy and windy: patchy rain, mainly north and west.

Updated: 15:29 on Thu 14 Dec 2017 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 19 Dec 2017 to Thursday 28 Dec 2017:

In the run up to Christmas the UK should see temperatures return near to or above average for the time of year, with a north-south split developing by around the 21st Dec. In northern parts of the UK the weather is likely to be changeable with strong winds, rain or showers, at times; as well as drier, brighter interludes. Across the south of the UK it will be drier and more settled, although probably rather cloudy. Any rain will only be a brief interruption and any breaks in the cloud cover will give foggy or frosty overnight conditions. Around Christmas Eve the north-south split should begin to break down with unsettled, often windy, conditions developing thereafter, with any snow most likely across the north of the UK.

UK Outlook for Friday 29 Dec 2017 to Friday 12 Jan 2018:

Through the last days of December it is likely to be unsettled and often windy across much of the UK. Temperatures will be near to or below average and snow is likely, at times, especially across northern parts of the country. Through the first half of January a gradual reduction in the frequency of Atlantic westerlies seems most likely, this will be coupled with an increase in the frequency of colder and drier periods, although confidence is low at this stage. Milder, wetter, and windier spells should become more short-lived during this period with the colder and drier spells of weather bringing an increased likelihood of overnight frost and fog, as well as some snow, wintry showers, and below-average temperatures.

Updated: 15:29 on Thu 14 Dec 2017 GMT

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