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

    Regional forecast for North West England

    Rain and snow clear overnight. Dry tomorrow before rain later.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Any remaining rain and snow will slowly clear eastwards through this evening, leaving generally dry conditions for most overnight. A few spots of drizzle will still occur over the hills though. Staying mostly cloudy and occasionally gusty by the coast. Minimum Temperature 1 °C.

    Wednesday:

    A largely dry and cloudy day, with any drizzle clearing during the morning. Winds will be light throughout and persistent rain will arrive from the southwest during the evening. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Rainfall throughout on Thursday, but turning wintry in the east, falling as snow down to lower elevations. Drier into Friday, though some showers will continue. Dry, bright and cold Saturday.

    Updated at: 2109 on Tue 26 Jan 2021

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Rain clearing in south, with hill snow in north.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Most persistent rain and hill snow gradually petering out and then clearing eastwards leaving a fairly cloudy night with some light rain and drizzle. Less cold for many than recent nights. North Scotland drier and colder.

    Wednesday:

    Mostly cloudy with some light rain and drizzle. More widespread rain arriving from the southwest during the afternoon. Northern Scotland colder and drier but snow showers for Shetland.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Remaining cold in the north, but becoming mild for a time in the south with some heavy rainfall. Across northern areas, there is potential for some significant snowfall during Thursday.

    Updated at: 1447 on Tue 26 Jan 2021

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Sunday 31 Jan 2021 to Tuesday 9 Feb 2021:

    After a very cold but bright start to Sunday, rain will move in from the west later. Going into next week, unsettled conditions look likely to dominate, with low pressure systems moving in off the Atlantic. The weather will be changeable. Periods of rain or wintry showers, and strong winds are likely, especially in the west, with brief more settled spells in between. Westerly or southwesterly winds during this period will bring milder temperatures to most areas, but occasional interludes of cold northerly winds are possible. It will be on this boundary between colder and milder airmasses where any snowfall to lower levels could possibly occur. Towards the end of this period, we may see high pressure build over the north of the UK, bringing colder temperatures and wintry outbreaks.

    Updated at: 1207 on Tue 26 Jan 2021

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 10 Feb 2021 to Wednesday 24 Feb 2021:

    Although confidence at this range is low, current signals suggest that high pressure could be positioned over the north of the UK during this period. This would likely bring wintry outbreaks and colder than average temperatures to northern areas, as well as increasing the likelihood of more widespread cold spells. Any periods of milder, unsettled weather are more likely to be confined to central and southern areas, where greater than average rainfall is predicted. There is a continued risk of significant snowfall events on the boundary between colder and milder airmasses, with snow possible to low elevations.

    Updated at: 1208 on Tue 26 Jan 2021

    Location Details

    Darwen

    Location: 53.6952, -2.4673

    Altitude: 161.0 m above mean sea level

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