Issued: 0900 Friday 6th March 2020
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Breezy and changeable with rain and showers, milder temperatures overall at first
Mixed weather conditions continue through the coming week. There will be periods of rain, although temperatures probably getting milder into next week initially. Winds increasing again too with a risk of gales, especially in the west. Hints of temperatures cooling again later in the week.
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A mixed day as fronts bring rain and stronger winds from the west. Rain spreads across Ireland and into western parts of the UK through the morning, reaching all parts of the UK through the afternoon. Gales possible at times for western coastal areas. Turning considerably milder in the south too. Highs at 6C in northern Scotland, 13C in southern England.
Low pressure to the north and higher pressure to the south on Tuesday. There will be rain through Ireland and parts of England and Wales. Drizzle and low cloud over western coasts and hills. Cooler and brighter in Scotland where a few showers affect northern and western areas. Gales for western and northern areas. Highs at 6C to 14C.
Breezy again on Wednesday with gales for northern areas. Pressure stays higher to the south and lower to the north. Some rain and drizzle over western coasts and hills and showers spreading eastward. Some showers turning wintry over higher ground in the north. Drier in the southeast and on southern coasts. Highs at 4 to 11C.
A westerly flow through the UK and Ireland on Thursday. Cloud and some rain affecting western Scotland, some drizzle on western coasts of Wales and southwest England. Drier in the east. Gales confined to the far north. High temperatures at 4 to 9C.
A mixed day on Friday as low pressure to the northwest sends fronts across the country. Strong winds and showery outbreaks of rain and sleet affect many. Perhaps staying drier to the far southeast and south. Highs of 4 to 9C.
High pressure to the south on Saturday brings a mostly dry and fair day. Showery outbreaks of rain and sleet affect far northwestern parts of Scotland and Ireland. Dry elsewhere. Winds ease. Highs at 5 to 9C.