Weather and climate change
UK video forecast
UK 5 day weather forecast
Unsettled with further wet and windy weather.
Rain moves in from the west becoming heavy particularly across England and Wales. Clearing eastwards leaving sunny spells in the south by the afternoon. Winds increase in the south, gales along western coasts. Temperatures above average.
Rain across northeast Scotland persisting. Showers continuing to affect western areas, these merging to give longer spells of rain. Otherwise dry with clear spells. Windy with gales across the south.
Early rain clearing north and east across Scotland, otherwise mostly dry. Showers pushing in across the south and west during the afternoon. Winds soon easing during the morning. Generally mild.
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:
Heavy and frequent showers on Tuesday with strong winds along the coasts. Showers gradually easing into Wednesday with sunnier spells. Cloudier and windier on Thursday with rain and showers.
UK long range weather forecast
Potential for a band of rain across the UK before becoming more settled later in the week as high pressure builds over southern areas, though remaining in a more wet and windy regime as fronts occasionally push into northern areas. 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 patchy light rain near coasts and over hills. Clearer spells favouring the southeast 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, conditions are more likely to remain generally mild and wet.