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Forecast Summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

East of England

Headline:

Rain, locally heavy, moving east. Drier and brighter later.

Today:

Some early warm, bright spells in the east. However rain, with locally heavy bursts, soon moving east across the region, clearing Suffolk and Essex by late afternoon. Bright, dry conditions returning from the west, with a fine evening to follow. Maximum temperature 22 °C.

Tonight:

Becoming dry with long clear spells across the region, and with light winds, an isolated shallow mist or fog patch may form. Minimum temperature 11 °C.

Friday:

A dry, sunny morning. Cloud increasing through the day, but still some warm, bright spells. Becoming breezier later. Maximum temperature 22 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday, mostly dry with some warm bright spells. Sunday, rain for a time with strong winds, Winds easing later and turning drier. Monday, breezy but mostly dry and bright, warm.

Updated: 02:32 on Thu 16 Aug 2018 BST

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Rain clearing southeastwards. Turning brighter and fresher with scattered showers.

Today:

Wet and windy across southeast Wales and central England, with heavy rain slowly moving southeastwards, clearing the far southeast by evening. Turning brighter and fresher for most with sunny spells and scattered blustery showers, mainly in the north and west.

Tonight:

Largely clear skies across England, Wales and eastern Scotland, although scattered blustery showers in the north and locally in the west. Turning cloudier in Northern Ireland by dawn with rain.

Friday:

Generally dry in the south on Friday, although warm, humid and often rather cloudy. Windy across northern parts with spells of rain, mainly in the west.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Often cloudy and windy, with rain at times particularly in the north and west and especially on Sunday. Some brighter spells in the south and east. Feeling warm and humid.

Updated: 02:06 on Thu 16 Aug 2018 BST

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 20 Aug 2018 to Wednesday 29 Aug 2018:

Next week is expected to stay breezy across northern and western areas with occasional light rain or drizzle. Bright or sunny spells are more likely across central, southern and eastern areas and it will feel increasingly warm and humid across England and Wales. It may be very warm where there is prolonged sunshine. There will probably be a good deal of dry and bright weather in the south and east over the coming days, with only brief interludes of thicker cloud and rain. As a result, this part of the country may well stay very warm and humid. This pattern is quite likely to continue into the following week, with warm dry weather predominating, especially in the south, and longer spells of rain and wind more likely in the north.

UK Outlook for Thursday 30 Aug 2018 to Thursday 13 Sep 2018:

During this period it looks likely that the weather pattern will only change slowly. High pressure will tend to dominate with southern areas probably seeing the driest and brightest weather. Further outbreaks of rain and strong winds may move across the north, and perhaps sink southeastwards at times. Into September, confidence in the forecast decreases. However, we will probably see longer dry and settled spells at times, these perhaps becoming more dominant in the north and northwest. Temperatures by day are likely to be generally warmer than average, but there will an increasing chance of chillier nights.

Updated: 02:06 on Thu 16 Aug 2018 BST

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