Issued: Saturday 7th March 2015
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
A more unsettled end to March
High pressure during the first part of the forecast brings dry weather for many, although risk of rain in the south.
During the final third of March conditions are likely to be turning more unsettled, especially in the north, but always a tendency towards drier weather in the far south.
Early April should see a broader improvement, but still some rain at times.
*14/3/15 - 20/3/15*
A large area of high pressure to the east of the country is going to be in control of the weather. This is likely to be bringing plenty of dry weather, although with lower pressure passing through France there is the threat of some rain in the far south at times.
The easterly breeze is likely to be strong in the south too, making it feel cool at times.
*21/3/15 - 27/3/15*
Indications are that the area of high pressure persists early in the week, continuing the drier conditions, and keeping it fairly mild.
However, later in the west the flow is going to be turning back to a west to southwesterly and this then brings more unsettled, changeable weather, especially to the north and west.
Drier across southern England where a ridge of high pressure may persist.
*28/3/15 - 3/4/15*
Current thoughts are that the flow tends to stay more westerly to start the week. This brings further periods of rain, most in the north and west, but with a tendency for all to see the potential for precipitation.
Temperatures near or just above normal.
By the end of the week an improvement is likely, becoming drier for many, although still with the risk of rain in northern Scotland.
*4/4/15 - 10/4/15
A weak of high pressure may build through the UK and Ireland this week. This brings an indication of drier weather for most, although not completely dry as fronts traverse eastwards.
Most rain for Scotland, but some reasonable dry days elsewhere, and staying mild.
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