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    Forecast summary

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

    Regional forecast for North West England

    Cold and frosty with wintry showers. Turning drier overnight.

    Today:

    Cold and frosty during the morning with wintry showers for western and northern areas. Lingering freezing fog may be slow to clear. Showers persists during the afternoon for the north, while cloud clears for the south to give brighter spells. Maximum Temperature 6 °C.

    Tonight:

    A largely dry and cloudy night with wintry showers continuing for northern areas. A little sleet or wet snow is possible on high ground. Remaining cold, turning windy. Minimum Temperature -1 °C.

    Tuesday:

    After a dry start, a band of rain will arrive from the west accompanied with snow, sleet and ice especially over higher ground. Further wintry showers overnight. Remaining cold. Maximum Temperature 7 °C.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    Generally dry and windy for Wednesday with some scattered showers. Further rain, locally heavy arrives overnight. Cloudy with outbreaks of rain for Thursday. Drier but with showers possible on Friday.

    Updated at: 0225 on Mon 25 Jan 2021

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Cold but fine for many Monday, rain moving east Tuesday

    Today:

    A very cold start but most areas fine, dry and bright. Wintry showers continuing over north and west Scotland and perhaps Irish Sea coasts of northwest England and north Wales. Breezy for many and feeling cold.

    Tonight:

    Clear and cold for many parts with widespread frost. Some rain and snow over parts of Scotland then rain and stronger winds arriving into Northern Ireland later in the night.

    Tuesday:

    Rain moving slowly east. Snow mainly over high ground of northern England and Scotland, perhaps to low levels at first for Northern Ireland. Cold for many, becoming milder in west.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    Cold and bright across northern Scotland with wintry showers. Milder elsewhere, with rain at times, heavy in the west with hill snow across Scotland. Windy, gales possible in southern areas.

    Updated at: 0219 on Mon 25 Jan 2021

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Friday 29 Jan 2021 to Sunday 7 Feb 2021:

    Unsettled conditions look likely to dominate for this period, with low pressure across the UK. Therefore, this should bring changeable weather to most of the country, with periods of rain, showers, and strong winds at times. While mild westerly and southwesterly winds are expected to be dominant for most of the period, occasional colder northerly winds are possible, bringing a chance of snowfall, likely confined to the far northern parts. Towards the end of the period, we may see high pressure bringing a higher than average chance of cold weather more widely with wintry outbreaks. If this were to occur many inland and southern areas would likely see drier than average conditions, with some overnight of frost and fog.

    Updated at: 1446 on Sun 24 Jan 2021

    UK Outlook for Monday 8 Feb 2021 to Monday 22 Feb 2021:

    Confidence is low for this period, but current signals indicate a possible high pressure system around or near the UK during this period. This would likely bring cold northerly winds, producing colder than average temperatures and wintry outbreaks. The second half of February is likely to have a mixture of weather types, with periods of wet, windy and milder weather interspersed with drier, calmer, colder periods.

    Updated at: 1240 on Sun 24 Jan 2021

    Location Details

    Culcheth

    Location: 53.4517, -2.5212

    Altitude: 30.0 m above mean sea level

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