Updated at 04:00 Wednesday Dec 12th

North West England Regional Forecast


Cloudy, and mostly dry. Although some drizzle possible.


A cloudy and mostly dry start. However there will be some drizzle around, most likely across the hills, with patchy hill fog also likely. Brighter spells, with some sunshine possible, will then develop through the day. Also turning breezier later. Maximum Temperature 7C.


Clear spells at first and turning cold, with a risk of frost. Also staying rather breezy overnight. Likely turning cloudier by dawn, with hill fog possible across the Pennines. Minimum Temperature 0C.


A chilly start, with brisk winds. Early cloud will disperse, with some prolonged spells of sunshine likely by the afternoon and staying dry. However it will remain cold throughout. Maximum Temperature 5C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cold, largely sunny Friday, with overnight frost. Winds strengthening Saturday, as rain and hill snow spreads east. Snow briefly possible to lower levels. Sunshine, blustery showers, and less cold Sunday.

UK Outlook for Sunday 16 Dec 2018 to Tuesday 25 Dec 2018:

The middle of the month is likely to remain changeable with a mix of blustery showers and longer spells of rain, and a risk of severe gales at times. Temperatures however will return to near normal for the time of year, with the south and west becoming rather mild at times, although some colder air may move into the north at times to give the risk of some hill snow. Heading into the Christmas week and the most likely scenario is for a continuation of the changeable theme, with some further spells of wind and rain, but interspersed by some brighter but showery weather. Temperatures on the whole look likely to remain around normal, although turning briefly mild in any wet and windy spells, but cooler in any drier interludes.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 26 Dec 2018 to Wednesday 9 Jan 2019:

The end of 2018 is likely to remain fairly changeable with showers or longer spells of rain, possibly wintry over higher ground. Temperatures look likely to be around normal for the time of year. However, as we head into the New Year, there is the chance of high pressure becoming established close to the UK. This would bring drier and colder weather, but also an increasing chance of some snow showers and nighttime frosts.

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