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UK Weather Forecast: Chilly and windy for the Border region

This Evening and Tonight:

Although the rain will clear for a time this evening, there will be more rain on the way through the early hours.

This will be heavy at times, and there will be blustery winds too; with gales on the coast. Minimum temperature 9 °C.


Cloudy with heavy rain in the early morning. Then mainly dry and bright, but very windy with gales.

Still a few showers near the coasts through the day. Maximum temperature 12 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Strong winds and heavy showers at times through Saturday.

Largely dry and bright on Sunday and Monday, with the winds easing, but turning colder.

UK Weather Forecast: Mild but cloudy for the Border region, but it is all change tomorrow

After a grey start with hill fog, rain will arrive through the morning with heavy bursts in places.

It will stay cloudy and wet through the afternoon, but the the rain will gradually become lighter. Maximum temperature 12 °C.



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