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Forecast Summary

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

North West England

Headline:

Cold and windy, with heavy wintry showers.

Today:

A cold and windy day with sunny spells and frequent showers, these heavy and blustery with the risk of hail and thunder. Showers will be wintry with snow accumulating, particularly over the hills. Feeling bitterly cold with gales. Maximum temperature 4 °C.

Tonight:

Snow showers will continue overnight, leading to further accumulations as well as some icy stretches. Winds will stay strong with gales over coasts and hills. Minimum temperature -1 °C.

Wednesday:

Staying cold, with strong winds and wintry showers both easing a little through the day. Turning very windy again through the evening, with heavy rain and snow arriving overnight. Maximum temperature 6 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Stormy early on Thursday, with rain, snow and severe gales. Thereafter, a return to sunshine and wintry showers through the rest of the week. Drier and sunnier on Saturday.

Updated: 02:11 on Tue 16 Jan 2018 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Cold and windy, with heavy wintry showers.

Today:

Cold with sunny spells and blustery showers, most frequent in the north and west. Showers will be heavy, with hail and thunder, and wintry with snow in the north and perhaps over hills in the south. Very windy with gales.

Tonight:

Wintry showers for many overnight, with snow accumulating, especially over hills in the north and west. Bitterly cold with gales, perhaps severe, in the far southwest.

Wednesday:

Windy with showers, slowly easing with snow increasingly restricted to the north. Brightest in the southeast, but rain, hill snow and strong winds will arrive in the west later.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Stormy early on Thursday, with a spell of rain, snow and severe gales. Thereafter, a return to sunshine and wintry showers. Drier and sunnier for most on Saturday.

Updated: 02:08 on Tue 16 Jan 2018 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 20 Jan 2018 to Monday 29 Jan 2018:

The coming weekend will be dry, cold and bright for many, with frosty starts and a few wintry showers. However persistent rain will arrive for a time, perhaps preceded by snow in the north. The start of the new working week will be fairly unsettled with strong winds and some prolonged spells of grey and wet weather, between brighter, showery conditions. Hill snow is possible in the north, although it could be quite mild in the south at times. There remains quite a bit of uncertainty as we head into late January but the UK is likely to see a mixture of short-lived spells of rain and showers, with snow possible for some, followed by periods of colder, brighter weather. Temperatures staying near or below normal.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 30 Jan 2018 to Tuesday 13 Feb 2018:

Through the final part of January and into early February there are likely to be some longer spells of cloud and rain, interspersed with periods of colder, brighter, and generally more showery weather. During the unsettled spells, the showers or rain may become wintry, especially in the north and over high ground. During the colder and brighter spells, overnight frost or fog is likely. Temperatures are likely to be around average for the time of year.

Updated: 02:08 on Tue 16 Jan 2018 GMT

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