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    Forecast summary

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

    Regional forecast for North West England

    Hill snow, then dry with overnight frosts. Turning unsettled later.

    Today:

    Rain and hill snow at first, clearing to give a drier interlude with sunny spells. Scattered blustery showers will affect most parts through the afternoon, with bright spells in between. Showers will be wintry and it will feel cold. Maximum Temperature 4 °C.

    Tonight:

    A cold night ahead with frequent showers, wintry over higher ground with some isolated fog patches developing over hills. Strong winds for a time on the coast before easing. Minimum Temperature 1 °C.

    Monday:

    A dry and brighter day for most parts with broken cloud and a few isolated showers. Winds lighter so it will feel a little less cold than recently. Maximum Temperature 6 °C.

    Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

    Mainly dry and sunny Tuesday with patchy cloud followed by a widespread overnight frost and some patchy freezing fog. Turning less cold and wetter later on Wednesday. Remaining unsettled Thursday.

    Updated at: 0336 on Sun 15 Dec 2019

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Sunshine and showers.

    Today:

    Sunshine and showers, these most frequent in western areas where they will be heavy at times and wintry on hills in the north. Some eastern areas may stay dry with sunny periods. Windy, especially across the south and feeling cold.

    Tonight:

    Further showers for much of the UK, mainly in the west. Showers wintry across hills. Cold with a widespread frost in the north, breezier and less cold further south.

    Monday:

    Showers in the northwest with more persistent rain in the southeast later. In between largely fine and dry. Less windy but still cold.

    Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

    Rain in the southeast Tuesday otherwise mainly dry. Widespread overnight frost and some freezing fog, then turning wetter and milder later Wednesday and through Thursday.

    Updated at: 0314 on Sun 15 Dec 2019

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Thursday 19 Dec 2019 to Saturday 28 Dec 2019:

    Cloudy with outbreaks of rain on Thursday, heaviest in the south and west, but moving north and eastwards. Also a risk of snow on the northern hills. In the west, windy with coastal gales. Likely frost overnight in the north, but elsewhere, temperatures generally around normal. Thereafter, it will turn milder and unsettled again as further bands of rain and strong winds edge in from the west. Changeable and sometimes windy conditions will probably last for the rest of the period. Most of the rain will probably be in the west with drier spells more likely in the east and southeast. Snow may occur at times in the north, mainly on high ground. There remains a chance of brief drier, colder interludes, with an increased risk of frost and fog.

    Updated at: 1440 on Sat 14 Dec 2019

    UK Outlook for Sunday 29 Dec 2019 to Sunday 12 Jan 2020:

    Confidence is low throughout this period. Changeable and sometimes windy conditions seem more likely through late December, with the wetter weather in the west and longer drier spells in the east. By the time we go into January, longer spells of more widely dry, quiet and bright weather are possible, especially for southern and central areas, with the northwest more likely to remain unsettled. Temperatures should be near to or somewhat above average overall, but with the usual day to day variations. However in quieter spells, it is likely to be colder generally, with an increased risk of frost and fog.

    Updated at: 1447 on Sat 14 Dec 2019

    Location Details

    Darwen

    Location: 53.6952, -2.4673

    Altitude: 161.0 m above mean sea level

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