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

    Regional forecast for London & South East England

    Windy, very cold with spells of snow, becoming locally heavy.


    Cold and cloudy, with a bitterly cold wind. Spells of mostly light snow this morning. This afternoon as most areas north of London become drier, so the snow further south will become locally heavier. Some significant accumulations are possible. Maximum Temperature 3 °C.


    Overcast with spells of snow, this locally heavy, especially across southern counties where significant accumulations could occur. However, along the coast the snow may turn to sleet or rain later. Minimum Temperature -3 °C.


    Windy, especially along the coast, and feeling bitterly cold. Spells of snow initially, these gradually becoming lighter and mainly confined to western areas. Maximum Temperature 1 °C.

    Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

    Monday and Wednesday mostly dry with bright or sunny spells, but scattered wintry showers for Tuesday. Bitterly cold and strong winds for Monday, but then lighter winds thereafter. Overnight frosts.

    Updated at: 0239 on Sat 17 Mar 2018

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Cold and windy with frequent snow showers from the east


    Very cold and windy. Some rain in the southwest at first, otherwise plenty of snow showers feeding in from the east across most parts, some heavy. Best of any dry weather towards the northwest. Strong, gusty winds in the west.


    Snow showers continuing for all apart from some northwestern and far western parts. More persistent snow may develop in the south later, perhaps turning heavy in the southwest.


    Further snow showers feeding in from the east, easing for some during the afternoon. Spell of more persistent snow in the south/southwest gradually clearing, turning to rain near the coasts.

    Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

    Mostly dry but wintry showers in the east Monday and Tuesday, then a spell of rain in the north on Wednesday. Risk of ice at first with temperatures slowly recovering.

    Updated at: 0239 on Sat 17 Mar 2018

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 21 Mar 2018 to Friday 30 Mar 2018:

    After a clear frosty start across southern areas on Thursday, a band of cloud and rain will spread across all parts, followed by blustery showers, these heaviest in the northwest. Showers will die out on Friday as thicker cloud and rain spreads in from the west, becoming windy. While daytime temperatures will recover to around normal, for a time we may still see overnight frosts. By the weekend it will turn unsettled and rather cold across most parts with some prolonged outbreaks of rain, particularly in western areas. Low pressure is expected to be close to the UK by the start of Easter week, with a mixture of showers, more prolonged spells of rain and some snow likely in the north.

    Updated at: 1154 on Sat 17 Mar 2018

    UK Outlook for Saturday 31 Mar 2018 to Saturday 14 Apr 2018:

    There is significant uncertainty in the forecast throughout this period, but a blocked or slowly changing weather pattern is probable. There will most likely be a balance between Atlantic frontal systems affecting the south and west at times with colder air associated with high pressure out to the northeast. Mixed conditions are likely with wetter than average weather expected across the south, while staying drier and perhaps colder to the north. Further snow is possible, especially in the north. Windy conditions likely at times. Temperatures will likely be below average with further night frosts, and any milder interludes will probably be only brief.

    Updated at: 1156 on Sat 17 Mar 2018

    Location Details


    Location: 50.9861, -0.6062

    Altitude: 60.0 m above mean sea level

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