North West England weather

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North West England weather forecast


Mostly dry with sunny spells. Turning unsettled overnight.


A largely dry day with sunny spells, especially in the north. Cloudier in the south of the region with some showers, gradually easing through the afternoon. Temperatures around average with lighter winds than of late. Maximum temperature 9 °C.


Mostly dry to start this evening, but cloud thickening from the west with a band of heavy rain sweeping through overnight. Chilly to start and turning breezy at times. Minimum temperature 3 °C.


Remaining unsettled with frequent heavy, perhaps thundery showers, merging to give longer spells of rain at times. Winds staying mostly light but turning windier overnight. Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

A drier day on Wednesday though remaining breezy. Rain sinking southeastwards during Thursday morning, with drier and brighter conditions following and continuing into Friday. Winds easing.


UK long range weather forecast

For most locations a continuing trend to more settled weather into the weekend as high pressure builds close to the southwest of the UK, though Scotland likely remaining in a more wet and windy regime with westerly winds. As such, the wettest weather likely across western high ground, mainly in Scotland and occasionally parts of Northern Ireland and northwest England. Settled conditions in the south with average temperatures and cloudy at times with some patchy light rain, mainly near western coasts and over hills. Clearer spells favoured the south and east but these also allowing potential for fog or frost overnight. The following week sees potential for high pressure to decline allowing a return to unsettled conditions and typically average temperatures, favouring the northwest for wettest and windiest conditions.


More likely to be unsettled compared to the preceding settled spell with bands of rain crossing the UK with brighter conditions and showers in between. The wettest and windiest conditions are most likely in the west and northwest. The chance of a colder spell of weather, with hazards such as snow and ice, does increase later in December and into the New Year period. However, on balance conditions are more likely to remain generally mild and wet.


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