Outlook for 5th March – 20th March
During this period high pressure looks likely to take charge across the country bringing some more settled and milder conditions for many. This change will take place initially in the Southern half of the UK, with the remainder of the current week rather more settled here, though the chance of a few showery blips in this pattern, particularly later in the weekend. Further North and West across the UK it will initially be less settled with showers or spells of rain, but through the second week the high pressure will build across much of the country. Whilst sunshine amounts will vary, with some areas prone to mist and fog as well as low cloud, there will be plenty of drier and milder weather on offer. Temperatures will be slightly above the seasonal average, with rainfall amounts below the average.
Outlook for 21st March – 5th April
Whilst at this range there is some uncertainty, conditions through this period will likely become slowly less settled, with areas of low pressure to the North-West of the UK starting to have more of an influence on conditions. This will bring increased amounts of rain or showers, along with cooler temperatures for many, with the best chance of hanging on to any drier weather being across the far South of the UK. Beyond this is could turn much cooler for a time with signs of high pressure building to the North of the UK. Temperatures will generally be close to the seasonal average through the period with rainfall also close to the average.
Forecast Updated: 11:19 on Wednesday 5th March 2014