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Turning much colder through Wednesday with snow in the north.

Cloudy, mild start in the south with some rain, locally heavy and squally, before clearing by lunchtime. Much colder, brighter conditions follow with frequent sleet and snow showers in the north/northwest with some accumulations likely. Windy, gales in the north.

Map of the United Kingdom


Londonderry - Light Cloud
Ullapool - Light Rain Shower
Scrabster - Heavy Rain Shower
Aberystwyth - Sunny Intervals
Newcastle upon Tyne - Light Cloud
Norwich - Light Rain Shower
Braemar - Heavy Snow Shower
Northampton - Sunny Intervals
Oban - Heavy Rain Shower
Plymouth - Light Cloud
Southampton - Sunny Intervals
4°C 39°F Belfast
Cardiff 6°C 43°F
2°C 36°F Edinburgh
8°C 46°F London
Manchester 4°C 39°F
10°C 50°F St Helier
Lerwick 2°C 36°F

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UK Forecast Last updated 12:33, Wednesday 28 Jan

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UK Cold Spots

  1. 1 Aviemore -4°C 25°F
  2. 2 Tynemouth -1°C 30°F
  3. 3 Skipton -1°C 30°F
  4. 4 Corby 0°C 32°F
  5. 5 Lincoln 0°C 32°F

UK Hot Spots

  1. 1 Bournemouth 11°C 52°F
  2. 2 Birmingham 10°C 50°F
  3. 3 Kexbrough 9°C 48°F
  4. 4 Aberporth 9°C 48°F
  5. 5 Boulmer 8°C 46°F

Temperatures are for the next 24 hours

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