UK Today

Turning mostly bright and warm. Isolated showers in the south.

Murky to start for many but brightening up with warm sunny spells as low cloud and mist becomes confined to northeastern Britain. Risk of heavy, thundery showers in the south, most likely in the southwest, although many places staying dry.

Map of the United Kingdom


Londonderry - Sunny Intervals
Ullapool - Light Cloud
Scrabster - Sunny Intervals
Aberystwyth - Sunny Intervals
Newcastle upon Tyne - Thick Cloud
Norwich - Sunny
Braemar - Light Cloud
Northampton - Sunny Intervals
Oban - Light Cloud
Plymouth - Sunny Intervals
Southampton - Light Cloud
17°C 63°F Belfast
Cardiff 22°C 72°F
16°C 61°F Edinburgh
24°C 75°F London
Manchester 21°C 70°F
21°C 70°F St Helier
Lerwick 14°C 57°F

UK Forecast Video

UK Forecast Last updated 13:00, Thursday 18 Sep

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UK Cold Spots

  1. 1 Aviemore 10°C 50°F
  2. 2 Braemar 11°C 52°F
  3. 3 Portree 12°C 54°F
  4. 4 Charlestown 12°C 54°F
  5. 5 Chesterfield 14°C 57°F

UK Hot Spots

  1. 1 Cambridge 25°C 77°F
  2. 2 Basildon 23°C 73°F
  3. 3 Swindon 22°C 72°F
  4. 4 Stafford 21°C 70°F
  5. 5 Merthyr Tydfil 21°C 70°F

Temperatures are for the next 24 hours

BBC Weather in association with the Met Office

All times are BST (Europe/London, GMT+0100) unless otherwise stated