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    • Regional
    • UK 5 days
    • UK 6-30 days

    Regional forecast for North West England

    Sunny spells and heavy, blustery showers.

    Today:

    A dry and bright start for many but showers will quickly arrive, often heavy and blustery with the risk of hail and thunder in the north. Lengthy sunny spells between showers, although on the whole it will feel cool. Maximum Temperature 12 °C.

    Tonight:

    Showers will fade leaving a chilly night with clear spells, patchy fog and grass frost. Cloud will thicken later though, bringing some light rain in the south by dawn. Minimum Temperature 1 °C.

    Friday:

    Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain throughout the day and feeling cool. Perhaps drier and brighter across parts of Cumbria at times. Less windy than recent days. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    A mixed few days ahead with sunshine and scattered showers over the weekend, although mostly dry and bright on Monday. Cool throughout, with patchy frost and fog overnight.

    Updated at: 0403 on Thu 26 Apr 2018

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Sunny spells for most, blustery showers mainly in the north.

    Today:

    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.

    Tonight:

    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.

    Friday:

    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.

    Updated at: 0401 on Thu 26 Apr 2018

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 1 May 2018 to Thursday 10 May 2018:

    Most of the UK can expect dry and fine weather on Tuesday, though temperatures will probably stay a little below average, and a few showers may affect the south-east. It is likely to cloud over from the west during the day, with rain arriving in Northern Ireland later, and recahing the rest of the UK overnight and into Wednesday. Changeable weather will continue during the first few days of May with brisk winds and spells of rain at times, but there will be a few drier and sunnier spells too, particularly in the south from next weekend onwards. Temperatures will tend to recover gradually to near-normal or even a little above normal in the south but stay rather cool in the north, so overnight frost remains possible here.

    Updated at: 1314 on Thu 26 Apr 2018

    UK Outlook for Friday 11 May 2018 to Friday 25 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 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 become wet and windy, temperatures will drop down to average or a little below.

    Updated at: 1315 on Thu 26 Apr 2018

    Location Details

    Chester

    Location: 53.1931, -2.8917

    Altitude: 30.0 m above mean sea level

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