Issued: 1000 Monday 11th March 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Low pressure dominates through the coming days
An unsettled spell of weather continues as low pressure stays in charge. It will be wet, particularly in the west, and very windy at times. There are hints of a more settled spell developing through the weekend and into the early part of next week.
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A strong westerly flow dominates on Thursday and fronts push eastward over the northern part of the country on Thursday bringing rain to Northern Ireland, Scotland, northwestern England and northern Wales. This will be particularly heavy for western Scotland and northwestern Ireland. It will be windy here too. Drier to the south with broken cloud and some bright or sunny spells developing in the southwest. High temperatures at 7 to 13C.
A front will push south over the island of Ireland, England and Wales through Friday morning. The rain associated with the front will ease as it tracks south. To the north will be very strong westerly winds which will bring showers, or persistent light rain to western and northern parts of Scotland. This will fall as snow over higher ground. Drier and brighter in eastern Scotland, overcast elsewhere through the afternoon. Highs at 7 to 14C.
A cold northwesterly flow will dominate on Saturday bringing a mix of sunshine and showers. Showers will be wintry in nature and will mostly affect northern and western coasts and hills. Through the afternoon showers could spread into eastern parts of England. Highs widely at 5 to 8C, 10 to 13C in the southeast.
Sunday sees a more northerly airflow establish over the UK and Ireland. Another cool day but drier and brighter overall. Some wintry showers could affect northern coasts and hills. High temperatures at 6 to 9C.
A ridge of high pressure builds from the southwest bringing drier and brighter conditions on Monday. A risk of some groundfrost and ice patches first thing. Some wintry showers may develop over western areas later. High temperatures at 7 to 10C.
Feeling milder on Tuesday as a southwesterly airflow establishes. Fronts may bring light rain to northern and western areas throughout the day. Drier and brighter in the southeast. High temperatures at 9 to 12C.