Issued: 0930 Saturday 2nd March 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Continuing unsettled over the next week
With a westerly airflow and multiple low pressure systems affecting the UK and Ireland over the coming week it will continue to be rather unsettled with very wet and very windy conditions at times
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A westerly airflow prevails on Tuesday bringing a mixture of good sunny spells and scattered showers. Showers will likely fall as snow over higher ground in Scotland. Eastern parts of Wales and England will see the best of the dry, sunny weather before a low pressure system moves into southwestern areas through the evening bringing strong winds and heavy rain to south Wales and the West Country. High temperatures at 6 to 11C.
An area of low pressure moves from the southwest to the northeast through Wednesday bringing heavy rain and strong winds to eastern parts of Ireland, Wales, England, and, later in the day, southern Scotland. Higher ground in the north of England and southern half of Scotland will likely see some snow. Winds will gust at gale force, or stronger, across the southern half of the UK and Ireland. Drier, brighter and calmer in northern Scotland. Highs at 4 to 8C for most, but 11C in the southeast.
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. Rain will linger over eastern parts of England while eastern parts of Scotland could see some wintry showers. Elsewhere will be mostly bright with some scattered showers. Feeling cool in the northerly winds with highs at 4 to 9C.
High pressure stays over the UK through Friday morning before another low pressure system arrives from the Atlantic. This will bring rain to western fringes of Ireland through the morning which will spread to Scotland, Wales and northwest England through the afternoon. This will likely fall as snow over higher ground in Scotland and the north of England. A windy day for the northern half of the country. Highs at 5 to 10C.
Saturday sees the arrival of another low pressure system bringing rain and very strong winds to most areas through the day. Snow over the Highlands, Grampians and northern Pennines. High temperatures at 7 to 12C.
A cool westerly dominates on Sunday. It will be another very windy day with snow over higher ground across the country and rain for Ireland, Wales and England. Dry and bright for northeast Scotland. High temperatures at 5 to 10C.