Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 12th March 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
A wet & very windy day ahead for most of us. The heaviest rain affecting western areas and the strongest winds affecting the northwest.
It will be a windy and wet start to the day for most this morning as a deep area of low pressure lying to the northwest of the UK extends a front across northern England and Wales. To the north and west of this front will be blustery showers - these merging to more persistent spells of rain for west-facing coasts and hills. Ahead of this front in the southeast will also be some blustery showers.
The front will edge southeastward through the morning bringing heavy rain across England through the early afternoon. Showers, some of which may be wintry in nature, will persist over western areas. A further period of heavier, more persistent rain accompanied by strong gale force winds will start to impact northwestern parts of Ireland and Scotland through the afternoon. It will remain very windy across the northern half of the UK with gale force gusts possible for most areas. High temperatures will peak at 6 to 10C.
Rain and high winds will persist for the northern half of Ireland and Scotland through the evening. Drier and brighter for England and Wales though showers may still affect western coastal areas.
Have a good day!