Issued: 1000 Monday 4th March 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
An unsettled spell of weather continues with temperatures falling below average
Low pressure will dominate our weather through this coming week bringing wet and windy weather at times for most of us. Temperatures will drop as the week goes on and showers will becoming increasingly wintry in nature.
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Low pressure moves to the east on Thursday while high pressure builds to the west bringing the UK and Ireland into a north to northeasterly air flow. A band of rain will sweep south over Northern Ireland, Ireland, England and Wales through the day, easing as it goes. Behind this rain band to the north it will be mostly dry and bright. Northeastern parts of Scotland and the Grampians could see some persistent snow showers, particularly in areas exposed to the prevailing northerly wind. Feeling cool in the wind with highs at 4 to 10C.
High pressure builds over the UK through Friday morning before another low pressure system arrives from the Atlantic. It will be a rather cold start to the day with any areas seeing sub-zero temperatures and frost. A weak low pressure system will bring some rain and snow over higher ground in Scotland first thing. Cloud will build from the west through the afternoon as a low pressure system approaches bringing wet and windy conditions to Ireland and western parts of the UK by the evening. High temperatures at 5 to 11C.
Saturday sees a westerly airflow dominating and a low pressure system will bring snow to Northern Ireland and western parts of Scotland first thing. It will be a wet start to the day too for much of Ireland, Wales and the north of England. Rain and snow will persist for northwestern Scotland through the day however elsewhere it will be mostly dry and bright. It will be a windy day for most too. High temperatures at 5 to 12C.
Another low pressure system will bring very windy and wet conditions for most on Sunday. Rain will affect most areas and will fall as snow over high ground in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the north of England. High temperatures at 5 to 10C.
A strong west to northwesterly airflow continues on Monday bringing wintry showers to western areas and across central England. Drier and bright in the east. Staying very windy across the country. High temperatures at 3 to 9C.
A northerly airflow affects the country on Tuesday as low pressure moves to the east. Snow and wintry showers will affect north-facing coasts and hills and may fall to lower levels over Ireland and central parts of England. Feeling cold in the northerly winds with highs at 3 to 6C.