Issued: 0900 Wednesday 7th March 2018
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling
An unsettled week with the risk of some heavy rain at times
Wetter weather into the weekend and through next week as the jet stream settled over the south of the UK. This may bring some heavy spells of rain and stronger winds at times. tending to be less wet to the north. Temperatures becoming milder than of late for all places.
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The area of low pressure remains to the south of Ireland on Saturday. A rain band passes north through Ireland, northern England and into Scotland, some of this heavy at times. Snow over Highlands and Grampians. Following to more southern areas will be sunny spells and heavy showers. Those showers becoming heavy and thundery and perhaps merging to longer spells of rain at times. Highs at 14 to 15C in parts of England and Wales, 5C in northern Scotland.
The area of low pressure brings a mixed day. Showers or longer spells of rain rotating around the low, some of them heavy and thundery at times. Most rain could to the east with heavier showers to the west. Temperatures at 5C in northern Scotland, 10 to 13C in most other areas.
A ridge of high pressure may build into western areas on Monday. Despite the weather still being mixed, this could bring a drier day for many with sunny spells. Rain or showers may affect the east for a time. Highs at 7 to 12C.
Low pressure west of Scotland on Tuesday. An unsettled day with rain spreading east, followed by showers. Western coasts and hills may see lower cloud with drizzle at times. Highs at 8 to 13C.
Low pressure remains in control of the weather on Wednesday, probably to the west of the UK and Ireland. Another mixed day with spells of rain and showers, some heavy. Highs at 9 to 12C.
Low pressure brings another mixed day. There will be some showers, a few of them heavy and slow moving. Highs at 8 to 12C.