Issued: 0900 Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Cold and wet for a few days, then drier and brighter
Pressure is going to be building over the coming days to become the dominant pressure feature across the country. The high is likely to be drifting north of the country and this allows for a strong east wind to develop. Weather conditions will be remaining dry overall with a brisk easterly wind affecting more southern areas.
For the weather for the next few days click here
High pressure remains over the country on Saturday. This brings a dry day for most. There will be a stiff northeast breeze affecting southern parts of the country with lighter winds elsewhere. The best sunshine is likely to be in the west although eastern areas will be cloudier. Some drizzle and low cloud affecting the far north of Scotland. Highs at 12 to 16C.
Pressure stays high on Sunday. Decent spells of sunshine for many, again the best of them in the west. More eastern and southern areas seeing some cloud and remaining windy in the south too. Highs at 10 to 15C.
High pressure moves to the north of Scotland on Monday. It is going to be dry with good spells of sunshine in the west. More southern and eastern areas could see some cloud. Highs at 11 to 16C.
High pressure gets squeezed to the east on Tuesday. Weak fronts may affect Ireland bringing some cloud and light rain here. Dry elsewhere with sunny spells, but feeling milder too. Tops at 12 to 16C.
Pressure stays generally high on Wednesday bringing sunny spells and mostly dry conditions. It may be that the easterly flow picks up again in the south with the west seeing the best of the sunshine. Highs at 12 to 16C.
Little change on Thursday with high pressure remaining in control. This brings plenty of dry weather with good spells of sunshine, the best of them to the west. Highs at 12 to 16C.