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Cloudy and windy with outbreaks of rain, mainly west.

A largely cloudy, windy and mild day with outbreaks of rain, especially over western areas where it could be heavy and persistent over hills. Best of the drier spells towards the southeast. Brighter, colder, showery conditions in the far northwest.

Map of the United Kingdom

18:00

Londonderry - Light Cloud
Ullapool - Heavy Rain
Scrabster - Heavy Rain
Aberystwyth - Heavy Rain
Newcastle upon Tyne - Partly Cloudy
Norwich - Light Cloud
Braemar - Light Cloud
Northampton - Light Rain Shower
Oban - Heavy Rain Shower
Plymouth - Light Rain
Southampton - Light Cloud
9°C 48°F Belfast
Cardiff 12°C 54°F
8°C 46°F Edinburgh
12°C 54°F London
Manchester 12°C 54°F
12°C 54°F St Helier
Lerwick 5°C 41°F

UK Forecast Video

UK Forecast Last updated 17:37, Thursday 18 Dec

Features & Analysis

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'Ice pancakes' form on River Dee

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How likely is snow at Christmas?

Find out why Christmas used to be whiter and what’s in store for us this year

UK Cold Spots

  1. 1 Aviemore -1°C 30°F
  2. 2 Alves 1°C 34°F
  3. 3 Sanquhar 2°C 36°F
  4. 4 Armagh 3°C 37°F
  5. 5 Motherwell 3°C 37°F

UK Hot Spots

  1. 1 Newhaven 12°C 54°F
  2. 2 Kimbolton 8°C 46°F
  3. 3 Bar Hill 8°C 46°F
  4. 4 Stadhampton 8°C 46°F
  5. 5 Great Yarmouth 8°C 46°F

Temperatures are for the next 24 hours

BBC Weather in association with the Met Office

All times are GMT (Europe/London, GMT+0000) unless otherwise stated