Severe weather warnings
Sunday A decent day for most places, largely dry with a good amount of sunshine. Fairly cloudy in the far south & south-east, and perhaps spots of rain for Kent, Sussex and the Channel Islands. Local brief showers for north-west Scotland, of snow or hail over the mountains. A light breeze from the west or north-west. Quite cool, but in any sunshine it will feel pleasant. Highs 9 to 12C, warmest in central England.
Sunday night Dry overall on Sunday night. Variable cloud, but also lengthy clear spells for many areas. Some mist patches forming in low-lying areas, mainly around rivers. Very little wind inland. A fresh north-westerly breeze may affect some coasts in the south & east. A touch of frost, locally a hard frost in Scotland, lows 0 to 3C, but -2C in sheltered rural areas in the north & west, -5C in the Highlands.
Monday A dry and bright day for many. Early mist soon clearing. A good deal of sunshine. Fair weather cloud filling in a little through the day. High cloud building in western regions, as fronts approach from the Atlantic. Rain developing for Ireland, spreading eastwards through the day, and turning wet across Britain on Monday night. Light winds, but strengthening southerlies around western coasts. Highs 8 to 12C.
Tuesday Low pressure across the country results in an unsettled day. Some places staying wet for many hours, focused on northern areas. Snow over the hills. Rain then showers for central and southern Britain. Blustery winds for some, local gales around exposed coasts. A little sun may break through. Fairly cool where rain lingers at 7 or 8C, but in brighter spells in the south, reaching 10 to 13C.
A damp start to the weekend but generally becoming drier and brighter through the day Good morning, It's a rather cloudy and damp start to Saturday, especially across more central and southern areas of England and Wales. There is, however, quite a lot of dry weather across more northern and western areas with some sunny spells in places too. Through the rest of the morning and the cloudy and damp weather will slowly ease and many areas then becoming drier and brighter, especially away from S England.
Into Saturday evening and not a great deal of change is forecast. Quite a benign period of weather for most, few showers in the north-west, some patchy rain or drizzle perhaps still lingering in the far south and south-east, otherwise a dry evening and night ahead with clear spells, some rural mist and fog patches too.
Temperatures generally below average Following a couple of bright days on Sunday & Monday, things turn unsettled by Tuesday, as fronts come in from the Atlantic. Areas of persistent rain or showers will influence the country heading toward Easter, and snow is likely over the hills, possibly to quite low levels at times. Generally cool, with frost and ice on some nights when skies clear.
For the weather for the next few days click here Tuesday 27/03/18 Low pressure across the country results in an unsettled day. Some places staying wet for many hours, focused on northern areas. Snow over the hills. Rain then showers for central and southern Britain. Blustery winds for some, local gales around exposed coasts. A little sun may break through. Fairly cool where rain lingers at 7 or 8C, but in brighter spells in the south, reaching 10 to 13C.
Wednesday 28/03/18 Local detail very uncertain. Generally low pressure in charge. The remnants of previous fronts are likely to bring areas of rain or showers. Locally persistent falls. A risk of snow across the Scottish mountains. Some areas may escape drier with brighter periods. A lot of cloud, rare sunshine. Winds varied, locally blustery. Top temperatures ranging between 5 and 10C.
Thursday 29/03/18 Low pressure probably focused toward the south-west. Winds east or south-easterly. Feeling cool. Areas of showery rain, locally frequent. Snow over the hills in the north. Local variations mean some places will end up rather wet, whilst others may escape drier for many hours, but detail is very uncertain. Highs 5 to 10C.
Good Friday 30/03/18 Staying mixed or unsettled as low pressure remains nearby, probably centred south-west of Britain. Slow-moving fronts bring a risk of heavy rain to southern areas. Showers in the north, wintry over the hills, focused on the eastern Scottish Highlands and Pennines. Highs 5 to 9C. Saturday 31/03/18 Generally east or southeasterly winds. Staying cool, perhaps quite cold, but confidence is low. Areas of showers, wintry over the hills. Driest in the west & north-west. Highs 5 to 9C. Easter Sunday 01/04/18 Confidence stays low. Most likely chilly, with areas of wintry showers, most frequent in the north-east. Mostly rain at low levels. Occasional sun. Highs 5 to 9C.
*March* Current ideas for March support a fairly average start to the month. There will be some rain to the north and west. However, the jet stream is expected to become established and this wil tend to bring a wetter month overall with bands of rain and strong winds sweeping from west to east. A tendency for Ireland and the southern half of the UK to see the wettest weather. *April* An improvement in conditions early in April. Becoming drier and brighter with higher pressure building. Than not a bad month overall with drier weather and warm too. Simon Keeling
Rather changeable and often varied conditions this weekend across Europe but it is low pressure that continues to be the dominant feature for most areas Saturday Into Saturday and low pressure will maintain unsettled weather across much of France and down into Spain and Portugal with rain or showers here and still quite windy. Low pressure and weather fronts will move into much of Scandinavia bringing a significant snowfall event to more central and northern areas of Norway, Sweden and Finland, but with rain more likely across southern areas of Scandinavia and also across Denmark too. Low pressure remains slow moving through much of the Med, even affecting parts of N Africa too with rain or showers here with some particularly unusually unsettled weather across Morocco and the far north of Algeria. Low pressure will also maintain a risk of rain or showers across more central and eastern areas of the Med too. Some of the best conditions through Saturday will be across more eastern areas of Europe as a weak area of high pressure brings more settled, drier weather with some sunshine across parts of the Ukraine, Slovakia, Hungary and northern areas of Romania for example.
Sunday During Sunday and the best of the weather will continue to be through some central and eastern areas of Europe with plenty of fine weather across parts of Romania, Ukraine, Belarus and parts of Poland, while cold at night it will be dry by day with some sunny spells. Low pressure will, however, maintain unsettled weather with some rain or showers across much of Iberia and another, separate low pressure, will bring further wet and windy weather to parts of Italy. A weak low pressure is likely to bring showery conditions to parts of France, while the British Isles experience a fair weather day with some sunny spells and just a few scattered showers. Low pressure remains slow moving across Scandinavia mind, with a marked boundary in temperatures here. Very cold with some significant snow is set to continue across more central and northern areas of Norway, Sweden and Finland, but less-cold wet weather, with rain or showers across more southern areas of Scandinavia and perhaps down into Denmark too.
My favourite page for a comprehensive weather forecast is the BBC's 24 hour forecast as it provides hourly conditions, giving you a good idea of when any cloud or rain will appear during the day. To find the 24 hour forecast you need click here and enter your postcode, then select 24 hour forecast.