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

    Regional forecast for East of England

    Showers or longer spells of rain today. Feeling colder.


    Unsettled, with showers or longer spells of rain spreading eastwards across all parts during the day. The rain will become persistent and heavy at times, especially by the evening. A breezy day and feeling colder than on Wednesday. Maximum Temperature 6 °C.


    Further showers or longer spells of rain will spread northwards across all parts during the evening and overnight. Rain turning to snow on hills by dawn. Colder than Thursday night. Minimum Temperature 2 °C.


    Further showers or longer spells of rain, heavy at times, during Friday. Rain, perhaps turning to snow, mainly on the hills, during the morning. Windy and feeling rather cold. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Largely dry with sunny spells on Saturday, perhaps some coastal showers. Sunday and Monday should be largely dry and bright, although some chilly nights with frost and fog patches.

    Updated at: 0204 on Thu 3 Dec 2020

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Unsettled with heavy rain and some snow, mainly for Scotland.


    Wintry showers over Scotland and Northern Ireland increasingly confined to west and north coasts. Rain for much of England and Wales with some hill snow for northern England and Wales. Cold. Windy in the far south.


    Rain over England and Wales, pushing into east Scotland and northern England later with some snow here, mainly for hills. Very cold in the northwest with severe frost in places.


    Cloudy with bands of rain across much of the UK. Come snow, mainly over Scottish hills. Mostly dry in NW. Cold for most, particularly in parts of the south.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Showers will gradually ease over the weekend with increasing amounts of sunshine by Sunday. Overnight frost and fog developing as skies clear, whilst remaining rather cold by day.

    Updated at: 0214 on Thu 3 Dec 2020

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Monday 7 Dec 2020 to Wednesday 16 Dec 2020:

    Unsettled, mostly cold and occasionally frosty conditions expected to continue into this period, with spells of rain and heavy showers for most. Snow is most likely over the hills in the north but there is a chance of snow falling to lower levels at times, especially in the far north. Rain most frequent across the south, but will often extend across all areas. However, in the north there is a possibility of more settled weather developing at times, especially in the north-west. Often windy with coastal gales at times. However lighter winds expected early in this period will bring a risk of more extensive freezing fog which could be slow to clear, this true for other periods of lighter winds through the period.

    Updated at: 1340 on Wed 2 Dec 2020

    UK Outlook for Thursday 17 Dec 2020 to Thursday 31 Dec 2020:

    Confidence is very low during this period, with forecast signals weak and rather mixed. On balance, most likely to remain changeable with outbreaks of rain and showers at times, particularly in the east and the south. Snow remains most likely over the hills but could still fall to lower levels at times. It is likely that drier and more settled conditions compared to normal will continue in the northwest, with a possibility of these extending more widely towards the end of the month. This would bring more widespread overnight frosts along with some fog patches. Temperatures will overall will most likely be near, or a little below average, although some milder interludes are possible.

    Updated at: 1341 on Wed 2 Dec 2020

    Location Details

    Saffron Walden

    Location: 52.0258, 0.2425

    Altitude: 61.0 m above mean sea level

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