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North West England regional forecast

North West England forecast map

Manchester Fog 53.479 -2.247
Bolton Clear night 53.584 -2.427
Stockport Clear night 53.407 -2.157
Nantwich Fog 53.067 -2.523
Clitheroe Partly cloudy night 53.871 -2.392
Blackpool Overcast 53.821 -3.054
Preston Cloudy 53.763 -2.702
Chester Mist 53.193 -2.892
Liverpool Cloudy 53.411 -2.989
Lancaster Cloudy 54.046 -2.799
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Crossens Overcast 8 °C
Eskdale Youth Hostel Clear night 5 °C
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Regional Forecast for North West England


Early fog clearing, leaving a sunny and mild afternoon.


Patchy fog and low cloud will gradually clear this morning, leaving a dry and sunny afternoon. The sunshine will turn hazy at times, but despite this it will be feeling very mild once again. Maximum temperature 17 °C.


Remaining dry overnight with clear spells, allowing some mist and fog patches to reform in places. Turning chilly with a touch of frost possible in rural areas. Minimum temperature 1 °C.


Any mist and fog will clear during the morning, leaving another dry and sunny day across the region. Feeling very mild in the sunshine. Maximum temperature 17 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Remaining dry and very mild on Tuesday and Wednesday, with sunshine by day, and patchy fog by night. Thursday is likely to turn cloudier and cooler, with some patchy rain.

Updated: 03:04 on Sun 24 Feb 2019 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days


Early fog clearing, leaving a mostly sunny and mild Sunday.


Early fog and low cloud clearing during the morning, although more slowly across the north Midlands, Yorkshire and the east of Northern Ireland. Otherwise dry and largely sunny, and feeling very mild again in the sunshine. Colder on some coasts.


Dry with clear spells for many, allowing some patchy fog and frost to develop. Northwest Scotland and Northern Ireland however will be cloudier with some patchy rain.


Fog patches clearing leaving another dry and sunny day for many, although the far northwest will be cloudy with some patchy rain. Feeling springlike once again in the sunshine.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday and Wednesday remaining dry, sunny and very mild by day, but nights will be chilly with some fog forming in places. Cooler on Thursday with patchy rain spreading eastwards.

Updated: 03:03 on Sun 24 Feb 2019 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 28 Feb 2019 to Saturday 9 Mar 2019:

There is a great deal of uncertainty through Thursday and Friday. Some signals suggest a breakdown of settled conditions from the Atlantic, which would bring a greater chance of thicker cloud, wind and rain, particularly for the west. The other scenario is for settled conditions to continue until the weekend, extending the spell of drier weather. By the weekend Atlantic weather systems look more likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather across all areas, with the west more prone to the wettest and windiest conditions. Some snow is possible over higher ground in the north. Brighter, drier spells are also likely in between frontal systems; so generally turning much more unsettled than recently across the UK. Feeling colder with temperatures closer to average.

UK Outlook for Sunday 10 Mar 2019 to Sunday 24 Mar 2019:

The extended outlook is most likely to begin with weather systems bringing spells of cloud, rain and strong winds followed by showers and some drier, sunny interludes. The wettest, windiest weather remains most likely in the northwest, with the best of any drier, brighter weather in the south, extending to central areas at times. Temperatures are expected to fluctuate day-to-day but overall could be slightly above-average. By late March confidence is low, but there remains a possibility of a return to slowly-evolving weather patterns across the UK giving some drier, brighter spells.

Updated: 03:03 on Sun 24 Feb 2019 GMT

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