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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


Londonderry - Light Rain
Ullapool - Light Rain Shower
Scrabster - Heavy Rain Shower
Aberystwyth - Light Rain
Newcastle upon Tyne - Sunny Intervals
Norwich - Light Cloud
Braemar - Light Cloud
Northampton - Light Cloud
Oban - Light Rain
Plymouth - Thick Cloud
Southampton - Thick Cloud
10°C 50°F Belfast
Cardiff 12°C 54°F
8°C 46°F Edinburgh
13°C 55°F London
Manchester 13°C 55°F
12°C 54°F St Helier
Lerwick 5°C 41°F

UK Forecast Video

UK Forecast Last updated 12:49, Thursday 18 Dec

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UK Cold Spots

  1. 1 Aviemore -1°C 30°F
  2. 2 Tiree 3°C 37°F
  3. 3 Armagh 3°C 37°F
  4. 4 Hetton 3°C 37°F
  5. 5 Portree 3°C 37°F

UK Hot Spots

  1. 1 Hereford 15°C 59°F
  2. 2 Gillingham 13°C 55°F
  3. 3 The Isle of Wight 13°C 55°F
  4. 4 Rochdale 12°C 54°F
  5. 5 Paisley 11°C 52°F

Temperatures are for the next 24 hours

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