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  • Light shower day 7 °C 2 °C
  • Light shower day 5 °C 2 °C
  • Light rain 6 °C 6 °C
  • Light rain 7 °C 2 °C
  • Sunny intervals 5 °C 2 °C
  • Sunny day 5 °C 0 °C
  • Sunny day 4 °C 1 °C
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Sunrise: 07:53 Sunset: 16:00 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
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Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 15:56 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 15:56 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous

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Forecast Summary

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

North West England

Headline:

Cold tonight with wintry showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

Wintry showers will continue this evening and overnight, with an increasing risk of some sleet and snow at lower levels. Clear spells will develop in between, allowing a widespread frost to develop, with icy patches forming where showers have fallen. Minimum temperature -3 °C.

Saturday:

A cold frosty start with some icy patches, will lead to a day of sunny spells and occasional wintry showers. Feeling cold, especially in the strong northwesterly wind. Maximum temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday staying cold, bright and windy with a few wintry showers, before rain arrives overnight. Rain then quickly clearing Monday leaving a mix of sunshine and blustery wintry showers.

Updated: 15:10 on Fri 24 Nov 2017 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Cold tonight, with wintry showers in north and west.

This Evening and Tonight:

Wintry showers continuing in the north and west, with an increasing risk of snow to lower levels in the northwest. Elsewhere mostly dry and clear. Colder than last night, with a widespread frost, and icy patches where showers have fallen.

Saturday:

Frosty start, then cold and bright with wintry showers, mainly in the north and west, although a few may reach the Midlands. Windy for most with gales in the northeast.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday staying cold, bright and breezy but with fewer wintry showers. Briefly less cold Monday with rain moving eastwards, then colder again Tuesday, with sunshine and wintry showers. Windy throughout.

Updated: 15:09 on Fri 24 Nov 2017 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 29 Nov 2017 to Friday 8 Dec 2017:

Wednesday and Thursday will see a mixture of sunny spells and showers. The showers mainly affecting exposed northern and eastern parts, especially the North Sea coasts, but not exclusively. The showers will be heavy at times and turning wintry over higher ground. Windy, with gales down the east coast on Wednesday. Similar conditions look likely to persist into Friday and the weekend, with showers continuing to affect eastern parts, but drier with plenty of sunshine elsewhere. The showers may be wintry across all parts, but any snow accumulations most likely over higher ground, but perhaps to some lower levels in the north. Staying rather cold, with temperatures below the average into early December. However, there is a chance of less cold, cloudier conditions spreading southeastwards, with some rain at times.

UK Outlook for Saturday 9 Dec 2017 to Saturday 23 Dec 2017:

During this period of December, it looks likely that the cold conditions may persist across the United Kingdom, with a generally blocked and slow moving weather patterns, which brings more uncertainty than normal into the forecast. We are likely to see a mixture of sunshine and showers for many, with the showers turning increasingly wintry over the hills, but not exclusively. Temperatures will probably be below the average through to mid-December. However, there is the chance of periods of milder, wetter and windier weather, with increased amounts of rainfall, during the middle of the month, especially in the west. This could see temperatures recover closer to the average.

Updated: 15:09 on Fri 24 Nov 2017 GMT

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