North West England weather

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North West England weather forecast


Cloudy and drizzly for some. Turning brighter over the weekend.


Another rather mild day and remaining cloudy for most with patchy rain or drizzle continuing, especially across parts of Cumbria. Becoming drier later in the afternoon, with perhaps some brighter spells developing. A fairly breezy start but winds slowly easing. Maximum temperature 11 °C.


Staying cloudy and largely dry into the evening, though some drizzly rain returning overnight, mainly across high ground. Light winds and staying mild overnight once again. Minimum temperature 6 °C.


Another cloudy and mild day with light winds. A band of rain moves southwards in the evening. Skies turning clearer overnight so feeling colder than of late with some frost. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Plenty of sunshine on Sunday though feeling colder than of late. A frosty start to Monday but another clear, sunny day. Cloudier on Tuesday with a spot of rain possible.


UK long range weather forecast

On Tuesday, remaining largely settled with good spells of sunshine is the most likely scenario. Overnight a band of cloud and rain to the north and northwest will sink southeast, easing as it progresses, with a very small chance of some patchy snow across parts of central UK. Risk of showers into northwest, possibly wintry, accompanied by strong to gale force winds. Chilly overnight, with temperatures by day generally around average. Thereafter, high pressure is expected to dominate the UK, with largely fine conditions, especially towards southeastern areas. More changeable in the northwest with periods of stronger winds and rain. Frosts possible overnight. Rather cold to average by day. There is a small and possibly diminishing chance of much colder conditions for a time across the south.


This period is likely to be characterised by changeable weather, with unsettled and windy conditions, especially in the northwest. The best of the settled conditions in the east and southeast. Temperatures likely average or slightly milder than average, with a chance of short-lived colder spells.


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