Weather and climate change
UK 5 day weather forecast
Unsettled, showery and windy this weekend.
Rain clearing eastwards, then most parts seeing a mixture of sunny spells and blustery showers. The showers heaviest and most frequent in the north and west, whilst more persistent rain and hill snow affects northern parts. Cold and windy.
Clear spells and showers, these mostly in areas exposed to the northwest. More persistent rain and hill snow affecting some eastern parts. Remaining windy, but frosty in sheltered spots.
Further showery rain across some eastern areas, perhaps edging into central parts but dying out. Sunniest across western parts as showers die out. Winds easing but staying cold.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:
Band of rain moving east Monday, preceded by snow, mainly on hills. Wet and increasingly windy Tuesday, with coastal gales in the west. Staying windy with blustery showers on Wednesday.
UK long range weather forecast
A largely unsettled start to the period, with showers likely for most and a chance of snow across northern Scotland. Showers, as well as some longer spells of rain continuing into Wednesday with blustery winds, particularly over high ground. These unsettled conditions are likely to continue for the rest of the period with longer spells of rain affecting most of the country, with the potential to turn heavy in southern areas. Following these periods of rain, showery conditions are likely, with a chance of snow even at lower elevations. Feeling cold in the north, with the potential to spread further south at times. Towards the end of the period, more settled conditions likely with mild temperatures, but the chance of some cold interludes bringing a risk of frost.
Getting into the Christmas period, it is likely to be milder than earlier in the month, with temperatures near to above normal, although some colder spells remain possible. It is likely to become more settled around Christmas and towards New Year with increased chance of overnight frost and fog during clearer spells.