Issued: 0900 Wednesday 11th March 2020
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling
Windy with rain and showers, some snow on hills, then drier next week
Staying unsettled through this week. There will be wind, rain and showers, some of the showers and rain heavy at times. A risk of some sleet and snow on hills, especially in northern England and Scotland. Turning drier next week as pressure builds, milder too.
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Fronts passing eastwards through the country on Saturday. These bring stronger winds and periods of rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Further periods of rain in the afternoon over Wales and southwest England as well as southern Ireland. Showers for the west of Scotland, some merging to longer spells of rain. A windy day. Highs at 8 to 12C.
Rain clearing east on Sunday, associated with a front. Brighter weather follow from the west and north, this bringing cool conditions too. There will be showers, some of them heavy in the north and west, turning to sleet and snow on hills. More persistent rain with snow on the hills in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Tops at 4 to 8C.
A cold day on Monday as a ridge of high pressure builds in the west, a morning frost. This brings sunshine and showers in the east, but dry weather in the west. Highs at 3 to 10C and feeling chilly in the wind.
Higher pressure building on Tuesday. A morning frost clears to leave a fair day with sunny spells. Some thicker cloud in western Scotland, a risk of rain in the northwest. Tops near 6 to 14C.
High pressure remains over most of the country on Wednesday. A morning forst gives way to dry weather with sunny spells. A weak front in Scotland and Northern Ireland could give some cloud and a few spots of rain here. Highs near 8 to 15C.
High pressure remains bringing another mostly dry day. There is a risk of some rain in northern Scotland, but dry for other areas. Highs at 9 to 15C.