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

    Regional forecast for North West England

    Windy with blustery showers.


    Wednesday will be mostly dry but windy at first. Locally heavy, blustery showers will develop into the afternoon. These showers may turn wintry over higher ground. Feeling cold in the wind. Maximum Temperature 6 °C.


    Scattered showers will ease through the evening leaving most places dry but cloudy overnight. It will be cold with a risk of frost. Minimum Temperature 0 °C.


    After a dry, cloudy start, a band of heavy rain will move in from the west through the afternoon. The rain may turn to sleet or snow over higher ground. Maximum Temperature 2 °C.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    The next few days will stay unsettled with showers and longer spells of rain at times which may turn wintry over higher ground. It will be chilly and windy throughout.

    Updated at: 0301 on Wed 11 Dec 2019

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Many areas cold and showery today.


    Brighter than yesterday but another unsettled day with showers affecting most places at times, especially northern and western UK. Showers will be heavy at times and wintry on hills. Some eastern parts may stay dry. Cold and windy.


    Cold and frosty with showers becoming confined to northern and western Scotland and northwest England. During the early hours, more persistent rain will reach Northern Ireland, Wales and southwest England.


    Early cloud and rain over Northern Ireland, Wales and southwest England spreading into most other regions. Hill snow likely for parts of Scotland and northern England. Northern Scotland staying brighter.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    Unsettled and often windy with sunny spells, showers and occasional spells of more prolonged rain. Rather cold with showers turning to snow at times over hills in the north.

    Updated at: 0300 on Wed 11 Dec 2019

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Sunday 15 Dec 2019 to Tuesday 24 Dec 2019:

    Sunday looks likely to be unsettled with sunshine and blustery showers, wintry over northern hills, perhaps with more persistent rain in places. Early next week it may become less windy generally with some longer drier, brighter spells and local night frost. However it will probably turn generally more unsettled and milder again by mid week as further bands of rain and strong winds sweep northeast across all areas. Most of the rain is likely in the west with drier spells more likely in the east and southeast. Although it looks as if these unsettled conditions will dominate for the rest of the period there is a small chance that things could become drier and colder generally, particularly away from the northwest, with an increased risk of both frost and fog.

    Updated at: 1444 on Tue 10 Dec 2019

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 25 Dec 2019 to Wednesday 8 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: 1442 on Tue 10 Dec 2019

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    Location: 53.5855, -2.2929

    Altitude: 84.0 m above mean sea level

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