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Cloudy with some patchy rain, but brightening from the north.

A cloudy start in the north with patchy rain, becoming increasingly dry and bright. Cloudy in the south and west with some patchy rain. Some warm sunny spells towards the southeast with a risk of a few heavy showers later.

Map of the United Kingdom


Londonderry - Thick Cloud
Ullapool - Light Cloud
Scrabster - Light Cloud
Aberystwyth - Thick Cloud
Newcastle upon Tyne - Light Cloud
Norwich - Light Cloud
Braemar - Light Cloud
Northampton - Thick Cloud
Oban - Thick Cloud
Plymouth - Thick Cloud
Southampton - Thick Cloud
14°C 57°F Belfast
Cardiff 13°C 55°F
14°C 57°F Edinburgh
15°C 59°F London
Manchester 13°C 55°F
12°C 54°F St Helier
Lerwick 7°C 45°F

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UK Forecast Last updated 07:52, Friday 22 May

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UK Cold Spots

  1. 1 Kirkconnel 3°C 37°F
  2. 2 Newton Rigg 4°C 39°F
  3. 3 Port Glasgow 5°C 41°F
  4. 4 Kinloss 6°C 43°F
  5. 5 Glasgow 6°C 43°F

UK Hot Spots

  1. 1 Pershore 20°C 68°F
  2. 2 Wattisham 19°C 66°F
  3. 3 Canterbury 19°C 66°F
  4. 4 Great Malvern 18°C 64°F
  5. 5 Chiseldon 17°C 63°F

Temperatures are for the next 24 hours

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