UK forecast for the next 5 days
Sunny spells for most, blustery showers mainly in the north.
Sunshine and heavy, blustery showers across Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England, with hail, thunder and gusty winds. Drier elsewhere, less breezy and only a few lighter showers. Sunshine turning hazy across southwest England and Wales later.
Showers will become confined to northern Scotland, leaving a chilly night with clear spells and patchy frost in the north. Turning wet across England and Wales, with a strengthening breeze.
A north/south split on Friday. The north bright with sunshine and heavy showers. The south cloudy and cool with persistent rain, locally heavy. Windy with gales along the south coast.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Mixed weekend; sunshine and showers in the north and west. Cloudier in the south and east, with rain and brisk winds Sunday into Monday. Cold in the southeast, cool elsewhere.
Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days
UK Outlook for Monday 30 Apr 2018 to Wednesday 9 May 2018:
Northern and western parts of the UK are likely to be mainly dry and bright on Monday, apart from the odd shower. In the south and east significant rainfall is possible accompanied by stronger winds. However, there is uncertainty about the time and place of the heavy rain and some areas could get a sunny day. Temperatures will be a little below average and cold enough for a slight overnight frost in the north and north-west. Changeable weather will continue during the first few days of May with brisk winds and spells of rain at times, but a few drier and sunnier spells too. Temperatures will tend to recover to near normal but at times it will feel colder, so overnight frost in the north remains possible.
UK Outlook for Thursday 10 May 2018 to Thursday 24 May 2018:
A dry and bright spell of weather with light winds may develop at the start of this period especially in the north, bringing slightly above-average temperatures. However, confidence in this aspect of the forecast is low. Mixed weather with showers or longer periods of rain remain possible. In fact, there is a signal for a greater number of heavy showers than usual in the south, perhaps including thunder at times. Where the weather does becomes wet and windy, temperatures will drop down to average or a little below.