Issued: 0900 Thursday 12th March 2020
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Windy with rain and showers, some snow on hills, then drier next week
Staying unsettled through this week and into the weekend. 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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Rain clearing east on Sunday, associated with a front. Brighter weather follows from the west and north, this bringing cooler 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. High temperatures at 5 to 10C.
A cold day on Monday as a ridge of high pressure builds in the west bringing a widespread morning frost. This also brings sunshine and isolated showers in the east, but dry weather in the west. Cloud builds to the west later with showery rain arriving to the far northwest through the evening. Highs at 5 to 12C 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 showery rain in the northwest. Highs at 7 to 14C.
High pressure remains over most of the country on Wednesday. A morning frost 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 from 6 to 15C.
High pressure remains in charge bringing another mostly dry day. There is a risk of some showery rain in Ireland, Wales and England as a very weak front sinks south, but dry for other areas. Highs at 7 to 15C.
Another frosty start on Friday as high pressure stays close by. A dry day for all with good spells of sunshine. Perhaps cloudier to the west at times. High temperatures at 6 to 10C.