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The Chains weather

  • Heavy rain 4 °C

    2 °C

  • Light rain 5 °C

    2 °C

  • Cloudy 3 °C

    -2 °C

  • Cloudy 3 °C

    0 °C

  • Heavy snow shower day 2 °C

    0 °C

  • Sleet shower day 2 °C

    -1 °C

  • Light snow 2 °C

    -2 °C

Friday (Friday 18 January 2019)
Now 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Heavy rain Light rain Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy
80% 50% 10% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
0 ° 1 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 7 9 SSW 10 17 S 12 18 S 12 19 S 13 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M VG G M G
Humidity
99% 92% 95% 95% 93%
UV index
Sunrise: 08:11 Sunset: 16:41 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
Saturday (Saturday 19 January 2019)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Drizzle Drizzle Mist Mist Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Mist Drizzle Cloudy Mist Mist Fog
10% 10% 20% 40% 80% 60% 60% 40% 40% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 30% 30% 40% 20% 30% 30% 10% 20% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 13 20 S 13 22 S 13 20 S 13 21 S 13 20 S 12 18 S 11 16 S 10 15 S 9 14 S 8 12 S 8 12 S 8 12 SSW 7 11 SSW 6 9 SSW 5 8 WSW 4 6 SE 4 5 SE 4 5 NNE 4 6 NNE 5 7 NNE 5 8 NE 6 8 NNE 6 9 NNE 6 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G M M M P M M P P P M M VG G VG VG M P P M P P VP
Humidity
95% 94% 98% 97% 97% 97% 96% 98% 99% 98% 98% 98% 98% 95% 96% 95% 96% 97% 97% 97% 98% 99% 99% 99%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:10 Sunset: 16:43 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Sunday (Sunday 20 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Fog Fog Mist Fog Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
0 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° -1 ° -2 ° -3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 7 10 NNE 7 9 NNE 7 10 NNE 7 11 N 9 15 N 12 19 N 14 21 N 13 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VP VP P VP M M VG VG
Humidity
99% 99% 99% 99% 96% 94% 93% 92%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:09 Sunset: 16:45 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 21 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Light rain
10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 60%
Temperature (°C)
1 ° -1 ° -2 ° -2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-4 ° -6 ° -6 ° -5 ° -1 ° -2 ° -4 ° -4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 13 20 NNW 11 15 NNW 9 11 W 6 7 SW 7 13 SW 13 20 SSW 18 28 SW 24 37
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG P
Humidity
91% 93% 94% 94% 86% 83% 88% 92%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:08 Sunset: 16:46 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 22 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Heavy rain Light snow shower night Light snow shower night Heavy snow shower day Light snow shower day Light snow shower day Light snow shower night Light snow shower night
80% 50% 50% 70% 50% 50% 50% 50%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-4 ° -5 ° -5 ° -6 ° -5 ° -5 ° -6 ° -6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 24 38 WNW 22 34 WNW 20 31 WNW 20 30 NW 21 34 NW 21 34 NW 20 30 NW 16 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M G G G G VG VG G
Humidity
93% 89% 90% 89% 84% 82% 86% 91%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:06 Sunset: 16:48 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 23 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light snow shower night Sleet shower night Light snow shower night Sleet shower day Light shower day Light snow shower day Light snow shower night Light snow shower night
50% 50% 50% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40%
Temperature (°C)
0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 2 ° 2 ° 0 ° 0 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-5 ° -6 ° -6 ° -5 ° -4 ° -4 ° -6 ° -6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 15 22 NW 16 25 NW 16 25 NW 16 25 NNW 17 29 NNW 18 29 NNW 18 28 NNW 17 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
92% 94% 94% 93% 85% 83% 90% 91%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:05 Sunset: 16:50 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Thursday (Thursday 24 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light snow Light snow shower night Light snow shower night Cloudy Cloudy Light snow shower day Light snow shower night Light snow shower night
60% 60% 40% 10% 10% 50% 30% 30%
Temperature (°C)
-1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° -1 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-6 ° -6 ° -6 ° -6 ° -5 ° -5 ° -6 ° -6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 17 26 N 17 27 NNW 17 28 N 18 30 NNE 19 32 NNE 18 30 NNE 17 28 NNE 16 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
91% 92% 92% 88% 81% 80% 82% 85%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 16:51 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
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Updated:
Tiree Overcast 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Sleet shower 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Sleet shower 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Light rain 53.479 -2.247
Brighton Partly cloudy night 50.822 -0.136
Dover Clear night 51.126 1.318
Exeter Cloudy 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Cloudy 53.23 -0.539
Norwich Partly cloudy night 52.63 1.299
Peterborough Cloudy 52.569 -0.239
Swindon Cloudy 51.556 -1.778
York Heavy rain 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Partly cloudy night 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Heavy rain 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Partly cloudy night 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Partly cloudy night 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Overcast 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Light shower night 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Cloudy 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Overcast 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Partly cloudy night 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Partly cloudy night 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Heavy shower night 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Light rain 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Heavy rain 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Sleet shower 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Partly cloudy night 60.154 -1.143
London Partly cloudy night 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Overcast 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Light snow 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Cloudy 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Cloudy 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Partly cloudy night 58.439 -3.092
  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional Forecast for South West England

Headline:

Mainly cloudy with heavy showery rain.

This Evening and Tonight:

Oubreaks of heavy rain at first, moving eastwards to leave a mixture of clear spells and showers. These could be heavy with a risk of hail and thunder around western coasts. Not as cold as last night. Minimum temperature 2 °C.

Saturday:

Staying cloudy on Saturday with outbreaks of showery rain, locally heavy with hail and the odd rumble of thunder. Lighter winds so feeling less cold. Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday, starting bright before a spell of light rain arrives later. Cold and frosty on Monday, before becoming cloudier with rain overnight. Windy with blustery, wintry showers on Tuesday.

Updated: 14:39 on Fri 18 Jan 2019 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Cloudy tonight, with rain, sleet and hill snow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cold and clear across Northern Scotland with a widespread frost. Elsewhere, cloudy and murky with outbreaks of rain, sleet and hill snow, the latter mainly across northern hills. Heavy showers in the southwest with the risk of hail and thunder.

Saturday:

Cold and dry across Scotland and East Anglia with some sunshine. Otherwise, mostly cloudy with showery outbreaks of rain, heavy in the southwest. Hill snow possible in eastern England.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday, mainly dry but patchy rain will push southeastwards before easing. Monday, starting bright but turning wet and windy later with rain and hill snow. Tuesday, cold with wintry showers.

Updated: 14:38 on Fri 18 Jan 2019 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 23 Jan 2019 to Friday 1 Feb 2019:

The latter half of next week looks to stay cold or very cold, with frosts likely most nights. There may be cloud, rain and hill snow perhaps on Wednesday or Thursday, but thereafter turning brighter with showers. These will feed in from eastern coasts, but are likely to bring sleet or snow for some. There is a small chance of a weather system approaching the northwest over the weekend, which could bring significant amounts of snow on meeting the cold air. However, this is still very uncertain and it is best to stay up to date with the latest forecast. It will stay cold until the end of January with spells of rain, sleet and snow at times. However, some drier and brighter interludes are still likely, with overnight frost.

UK Outlook for Saturday 2 Feb 2019 to Saturday 16 Feb 2019:

The cold weather will continue as we head through the first half of February. There is a greater risk of seeing snow at lower levels as well as on the hills. Some drier and brighter periods are possible in the northwest, but in the south there is a chance of weather fronts approaching which bring a risk of rain, sleet and perhaps significant snow at times.

Updated: 14:38 on Fri 18 Jan 2019 GMT

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The Chains

Location
51.162, -3.811
Altitude
469 m above mean sea level

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