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    • UK 5 days
    • UK 6-30 days

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Today best in the west. Monday unsettled and windy.

    Today:

    Bright with sunny spells in the west with early showers gradually fading, best of the sunshine Northern Ireland and western Scotland. Elsewhere, cloudier with showers or rain at times. Windy at first and feeling cold.

    Tonight:

    Cold with clear spells this evening. Turning cloudier and windier overnight with rain developing in the north and west with some hill snow over northern England and Scotland.

    Monday:

    Early rain and hill snow in the north and west spreading eastwards, clearing eastern UK during the afternoon. Sunny spells and heavy, blustery showers follow. Windy and blustery.

    Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

    Wet with snow on the hills and very windy Tuesday and Wednesday, with coastal gales in the west. Perhaps drier to start on Thursday before becoming wet and windy again.

    Updated at: 0103 on Sun 5 Dec 2021

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Thursday 9 Dec 2021 to Saturday 18 Dec 2021:

    Thursday generally cloudy with showers or longer spells of rain for most places. Possibility of coastal gales in the west, otherwise lighter winds and temperatures near normal, perhaps rather cold in the north. Remaining largely unsettled Friday and Saturday, with some hill snow likely at times, mainly in the north. Temperatures moving closer to average, and the chances of gales continues. Further into the period, breezy with further showers and longer spells of rain at times, heavy rainfall moving further south. Clearer spells following any prolonged rainfall, with some showers becoming wintry. Towards the end of the period, more settled conditions likely with mild temperatures, but the chance of some cold interludes bringing a risk of frost.

    Updated at: 1217 on Sat 4 Dec 2021

    UK Outlook for Sunday 19 Dec 2021 to Sunday 2 Jan 2022:

    Getting into the Christmas period, it is likely to be milder than earlier in the month, with temperatures near to above normal, although some colder spells remain possible. It is likely to become more settled around Christmas and towards New Year with increased chance of overnight frost and fog during clearer spells.

    Updated at: 1217 on Sat 4 Dec 2021

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