Issued: 0900 Saturday 28 February 2015
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Overall much of this week is looking unsettled and generally feeling cold with often strong winds. Low pressure dominates and fronts moving in from the west at times will bring rain and showers, these turning wintry after fronts pass. Temperatures overall look slightly below normal but turning temporarily milder later.
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Tuesday sees strong westerly winds blowing in a number of showers across the country, again over the northern hills these may be wintry. Most places will be dry, cold and windy by night and again where showers fell, we may see some icy patches. Maximum temperatures of 4 to 8C.
After a dry morning, a few scattered showers develop in the afternoon but still a good deal of dry weather around. Still feeling chilly in a brisk north west wind. Dry but night and with lighter winds, a widespread frost develops. Maximum temperatures of 4 to 7C.
Increasingly windy for Thursday with a front spreading outbreaks of heavy rain in from the west. Dry in the night with a risk of a frost in the north and west. Expect maximum temperatures of 5 to 8C.
Expect a good deal of fine, dry weather but rain may reach the west late in the day. Generally a damp, windy and milder night with rain and drizzle. Expect maximum temperatures of 6 to 9C.
It appears to be a very windy but mild day with gales. Most places may stay cloudy and wet through the day before colder air sweeps south overnight giving snow showers to the north. (Low confidence). Expect maximum temperatures of 7 to 12C.
It's looking like a colder and windy day with showers in the north and west. The showers of snow across the hills of Scotland and northern England. Many central and eastern areas should escape with a dry day with sunny spells. Expect maximum temperatures of 4 to 8C.