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    • UK 5 days
    • UK 6-30 days

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Wintry showers and icy patches in the north tonight.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Early evening cloud and rain over southeastern UK soon clearing. Otherwise, a colder night than last night with clear spells and some showers, mainly in the north and west. Showers also wintry in the north where some icy patches.

    Thursday:

    Sunny spells in the north. Also some wintry showers, these becoming mainly confined to coastal areas later. Cloudier and more unsettled further south where some showery rain. Colder than today.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    Very unsettled Friday with rain, showers, and some snow, mainly hills. Windy in the north and west. Slowly improving over the weekend, although increasing risk of fog. Remaining cold throughout.

    Updated at: 1459 on Wed 2 Dec 2020

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Monday 7 Dec 2020 to Wednesday 16 Dec 2020:

    Unsettled, mostly cold and occasionally frosty conditions expected to continue into this period, with spells of rain and heavy showers for most. Snow is most likely over the hills in the north but there is a chance of snow falling to lower levels at times, especially in the far north. Rain most frequent across the south, but will often extend across all areas. However, in the north there is a possibility of more settled weather developing at times, especially in the north-west. Often windy with coastal gales at times. However lighter winds expected early in this period will bring a risk of more extensive freezing fog which could be slow to clear, this true for other periods of lighter winds through the period.

    Updated at: 1340 on Wed 2 Dec 2020

    UK Outlook for Thursday 17 Dec 2020 to Thursday 31 Dec 2020:

    Confidence is very low during this period, with forecast signals weak and rather mixed. On balance, most likely to remain changeable with outbreaks of rain and showers at times, particularly in the east and the south. Snow remains most likely over the hills but could still fall to lower levels at times. It is likely that drier and more settled conditions compared to normal will continue in the northwest, with a possibility of these extending more widely towards the end of the month. This would bring more widespread overnight frosts along with some fog patches. Temperatures will overall will most likely be near, or a little below average, although some milder interludes are possible.

    Updated at: 1341 on Wed 2 Dec 2020

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