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    Forecast summary

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

    Regional forecast for North West England

    Wintry mix clearing to sunshine and wintry showers.

    Today:

    A wet start for the south, but rain, sleet and hill snow should have cleared east by mid-morning. By the afternoon, everywhere will be mostly dry, but with a few wintry showers persisting. Still feeling cold in the wind. Maximum Temperature 6 °C.

    Tonight:

    Any showers fading away quickly to leave a predominantly clear and calm beginning to the night, leading to some frost forming. Cloud will push in from the west later. Minimum Temperature -3 °C.

    Friday:

    A band of rain and hill snow will push across the region during the morning, lasting much of day, but gradually turning lighter. It will be windy, especially around coasts. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Remaining unsettled and turning very windy for much of the weekend, with frequent spells of rain and hill snow likely. Winds should ease on Monday, though wintry showers are likely.

    Updated at: 0146 on Thu 27 Feb 2020

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Some snow at first. More widely wet into the weekend.

    Today:

    Rain, sleet and snow clearing southeastwards then all parts seeing sunny spells and wintry showers. Showers heaviest and most frequent in the northwest. Driest in the south and east following early rain. Staying cold.

    Tonight:

    Cold with frost for many, particularly eastern parts. Showers continuing for northwest Scotland but snow levels rising. Clouding over from the west with some rain in west later.

    Friday:

    Rain moving across the UK with strengthening winds. Some hill snow in the west but possibly at some lower levels for northeast England and southern Scotland later. Cold for most.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Rain clearing eastwards on Saturday to brighter, showery conditions. More rain in places on Sunday. Windy over the weekend, with gales at times. Sunshine and showers on Monday. Rather cold.

    Updated at: 0150 on Thu 27 Feb 2020

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Monday 2 Mar 2020 to Wednesday 11 Mar 2020:

    Through much of next week it will continue to stay unsettled with further spells of wind and rain, interspersed with brighter, showery interludes. Snow is likely in the north at times, particularly over higher ground. Gales are likely at times, particularly in the south with a risk of severe gales in exposed places. Continuing into the following week, further bouts of wet and windy weather are likely, especially in the north although more settled conditions may start to develop from the south towards the end of the period. It will be predominantly rather cold with frosts likely overnight during any calmer interludes and only occasional milder days, these being more likely later in the period.

    Updated at: 1400 on Wed 26 Feb 2020

    UK Outlook for Thursday 12 Mar 2020 to Thursday 26 Mar 2020:

    A continuation of the unsettled weather is expected at first in the north, with spells of rain and strong winds broken by brighter, but showery conditions. The heaviest rain and strongest winds are expected in the northwest. It should be more settled with drier conditions in southern and eastern parts. Progressing through this period, conditions are likely to turn more settled across most areas by the middle of March, with more prolonged dry spells possible, especially in the south. Any further spells of wet and windy weather most likely in the north. Temperatures mostly above average, but there will be large diurnal variations should more settled conditions take control, with frosts becoming likely.

    Updated at: 1427 on Wed 26 Feb 2020

    Location Details

    Padiham

    Location: 53.8019, -2.3143

    Altitude: 89.0 m above mean sea level

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