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UK weather forecast

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Tiree Partly cloudy night 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Light rain 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Cloudy 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Light rain 53.479 -2.247
Brighton Heavy rain 50.822 -0.136
Dover Heavy rain 51.126 1.318
Exeter Light shower night 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Heavy rain 53.23 -0.539
Norwich Heavy rain 52.63 1.299
Peterborough Heavy rain 52.569 -0.239
Swindon Cloudy 51.556 -1.778
York Heavy rain 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Overcast 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Light shower night 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Partly cloudy night 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Cloudy 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Light shower night 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Partly cloudy night 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Partly cloudy night 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Overcast 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Clear night 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Light rain 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Light shower night 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Partly cloudy night 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Cloudy 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Cloudy 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Heavy rain 60.154 -1.143
London Light rain 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Overcast 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Cloudy 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Cloudy 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Partly cloudy night 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Cloudy 58.439 -3.092
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Latest forecasts

Norwich Heavy rain 8 °C
Fort William Overcast 8 °C
Pembroke Light shower night 9 °C
Manchester Light rain 7 °C
Lincoln Heavy rain 7 °C
Camborne Light shower night 9 °C
Kendal Light shower night 7 °C
Swindon Cloudy 6 °C
Tiree Partly cloudy night 8 °C
Belfast Clear night 7 °C
Pitlochry Cloudy 7 °C
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Rain clearing east, with clear spells and showers following on.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain and strong winds across central, eastern and southern parts of the UK will slowly clear into the North Sea. Clear spells following, but with locally heavy, thundery showers, accompanied by gusty winds, into parts of the west and south.

Wednesday:

Heavy and at times blustery showers continuing to affect parts of the west and south. The best of the sunshine will be across sheltered parts of the east.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Remaining rather unsettled, with sunshine and showers, but also a longer spell of rain pushing northeast on Friday. Windy at times and generally relatively mild.

Updated: 15:01 on Tue 18 Dec 2018 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 23 Dec 2018 to Tuesday 1 Jan 2019:

Sunday will see a band of cloud and rain move northeastwards, followed by a mixture of sunny spells and further organised bands of rain or heavy showers. It'll be windy too, especially towards the coasts in the south and west. Temperatures will tend to stay mild for the time of year. The north and west is likely to stay rather wet and windy on Christmas Eve, with the rest of the UK looking drier. For Christmas Day itself, it may be drier, brighter and colder for most, followed by some rain later. As we head towards the New Year, dry cold and bright weather becomes more likely, with any weather systems becoming increasingly confined to the north or northeast.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 2 Jan 2019 to Wednesday 16 Jan 2019:

Through the first half of January, there is an increasing likelihood that colder weather may begin to dominate with a greater chance of seeing east or northeasterly winds. Should this occur, then wintry conditions are possible in eastern, southern and central areas with western parts of the UK staying relatively drier. Though should any Atlantic frontal systems try to make inroads western areas could also see some snow. Although signals suggest that a cold spell is the most likely scenario in early January, the extent and longevity of the cold weather is uncertain. Wet, windy and mild weather may still be possible at times.

Updated: 15:01 on Tue 18 Dec 2018 GMT

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