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    • UK 5 days
    • UK 6-30 days

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Sunny spells and showers today then mostly fine this weekend.


    Most areas seeing a mixture of sunny spells and showers, showers heavy with hail and thunder in a few spots. Showers may merge to give a longer spell of rain over parts of England and Wales. Colder than yesterday.


    Daytime showers becoming confined to northern and western UK. Otherwise long clear spells and much colder night than of late with a widespread sharp frost by dawn.


    After a cold start, most areas will be fine, dry and bright. Still a few showers for parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and northwest England. Windy in the far north.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    Widely fine and sunny on Sunday after a frosty start. Milder weather with cloud and rain arriving into the far northwest later, very slowly sinking south through Monday and Tuesday.

    Updated at: 0301 on Fri 17 Jan 2020

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 21 Jan 2020 to Thursday 30 Jan 2020:

    Most places are expected to be cloudy with a good deal of dry and calm weather on Tuesday. Towards the south, it is likely to be a frosty and foggy start, with some sunny spells and cloudy skies to follow. There may be some outbreaks of rain across Northern Ireland and Scotland, which are likely to slowly sink southwards into England and Wales throughout the day. Looking further into the week, it seems to remain colder, particularly across central and southern areas of the UK, with widespread frosts developing overnight at times. Towards the latter part of this period, the north and northwest may turn more unsettled with the arrival of wetter, windier and milder weather.

    Updated at: 1434 on Thu 16 Jan 2020

    UK Outlook for Friday 31 Jan 2020 to Friday 14 Feb 2020:

    Through the end of January and into February, high pressure looks most likely to dominate across the UK, especially in the south. Looking further ahead, we may see a north/south split developing. The north and northwest will probably see the wettest and windiest weather whilst further south and southeast, it should be drier and brighter with frost and fog likely overnight. During colder, showery interludes, any snow will most likely be over higher ground in the north, but it could fall to lower levels at times. Temperatures will remain close to or above average through the period, though will likely fluctuate as frontal systems pass through. There could be some colder spells in southern and central areas, should any more prolonged settled spells develop.

    Updated at: 1501 on Thu 16 Jan 2020

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