Smithy Green weather

Heavy rain changing to cloudy by late morning.
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Light rain changing to cloudy by early evening.
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WARNING
Flood warnings
Flood alerts in force for England.

North West England weather forecast

Headline:

A wet and windy day, drier overnight.

Today:

It will be a cloudy morning with blustery showers, wintry at times. Through the afternoon there will be more persistent rain, heavy at times and falling as snow over the hills with strong winds. Feeling chilly. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Tonight:

It will be rather cloudy with rain slowly easing through the evening. Overnight it will be drier but some showers are possible. A breezy night. Minimum temperature 2 °C.

Thursday:

An overcast morning with rain largely over the north of the region. Drier in the afternoon but still the chance of some rain. A windy day but feeling milder. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Heavy rain to start on Friday, turning drier and brighter. Mostly clear and dry with the odd shower on Saturday. Further rain on Sunday. Windy with possible gales throughout.

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UK long range weather forecast

After a wet and windy day Sunday, the beginning of next week will remain unsettled with outbreaks of rain or showers. Thereafter, we should see the dominance of high pressure across the UK. This will allow a shift towards more settled conditions with a good deal of sunshine across most parts. Northern and eastern areas are likely to start this period cold with a chance of wintry showers, these likely falling as snow to relatively low levels at times. Towards the end of next week, the settled weather will spread further east with plenty of sunny spells by day and a risk of frost by night. Following this, it looks to stay mostly dry but it may turn increasingly cloudy towards the middle of February with possible overnight fog.

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This period seems to trend towards a more typical northwest/southeast divide. The southeast should hold on to the drier and calmer weather for a while longer with a continued risk of overnight frost and fog. Further north, it will turn increasingly unsettled with outbreaks of rain and strong winds at times. Temperatures will gradually return towards normal, but will remain a little below average during the settled spell in the south.

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