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UK Forecast: Showers on Sunday - Drier and brighter from Monday, Mar 23 - 16:24

Sunday A cold front eventual clears southern England on Sunday morning, taking spots of rain with it. Turning brighter for most as a ridge of high pressure builds through Ireland, England and Wales allowing for sunny spells. Breezy in Scotland with showers here, most of them in the north and west. These will likely be wintry in nature over the hills. Showers may affect Northern Ireland and the north of England too through the afternoon. Drier and brighter in eastern and southern Scotland. Highs at 13C in southeast England, 7 to 10C in the north and west.

Sunday Night Showers easing over Scotland through the night though they may linger over Northern Ireland and Wales through the early hours of Monday morning. It will be a mostly cloudy night with the exception of eastern parts of Scotland and England where skies will be clearer. Winds easing for Scotland overnight. Low temperatures falling to -1 to 4C.

Monday High pressure is centred over the Irish Sea on Monday and is affecting all of the UK and Ireland. It will be a cool day but dry with plenty of sunshine. There may be a few mist and fog patches around first thing but these should burn off quickly. High cloud may turn the sun hazy at times while northern areas may remain cloudy for much of the day. Highs at 8 to 13C.

Tuesday High pressure remains centred over southern England on Tuesday affecting the UK and Ireland. It is likely to be a chilly start to the morning with a few mist and fog patches possible. The day is likely to be dry and sunny over most of England, Wales and Ireland as well as southern and eastern Scotland. Some cloud in northwest Scotland allowing for a few spots of drizzle here. Highs at 9 to 14C.

Morning Call: Rain in the northwest - Dry but overcast elsewhere, Mar 23 - 04:44

It will be a mostly fair day across the UK & Ireland, some rain in the northwest Good morning, It will be a cold start to the day for Northern Ireland, Scotland and the north of England with a touch of ground frost possible in these areas. Milder to the south but still feeling chilly. It will be a mostly bright morning for Scotland away from the west coast where some light rain or drizzle is expected. Overcast for Ireland, England and Wales with a few spots of light rain possible in the far south.

Showers and rain should ease through the afternoon though northwestern parts of Scotland could see some further heavy bursts. It will remain rather overcast for most with the best of the brightness in eastern parts of Scotland. High temperatures will widely reach 7 to 11C, 12 or 13C is possible in more sheltered parts of the Midlands.

Showers will continue for northwestern Scotland through the evening but it will remain dry elsewhere. Staying overcast for much of the country.

Have a good day! Claire

Week ahead: Becoming drier and more bright - Milder too, Mar 23 - 09:25

High pressure builds bringing more settled conditions to the UK and Ireland this week More settled weather conditions return to the UK and Ireland as high pressure builds next week. Drier and brighter for most away from the far northwest. Milder for all.

For the weather for the next few days click here Tuesday 26/03/19 High pressure remains centred over southern England on Tuesday affecting the UK and Ireland. It is likely to be a chilly start to the morning with a few mist and fog patches possible. The day is likely to be dry and sunny over most of England, Wales and Ireland as well as southern and eastern Scotland. Some cloud in northwest Scotland allowing for a few spots of drizzle here. Highs at 9 to 14C.

Wednesday 27/03/19 High pressure is centred over the Irish Sea on Wednesday. Again, there may be a few early morning most or fog patches around. More dry weather with good spells of sunshine after a chilly start. Some cloud may affect western coasts and hills bringing a few spots of rain to northwestern Scotland. High temperatures at 10 to 16C.

Thursday 28/03/19 Pressure stays high on Thursday which allows for plenty of dry weather and sunny spells. A weak front may push some cloud east across Scotland and parts of northwest England. A risk of some patchy drizzle in the far northwest. Highs at 11 to 17C.

Friday 29/03/19 High pressure may shift further south on Friday allowing a front to bring thicker cloud and light rain to northwestern parts of Scotland and Ireland. Staying mostly bright, dry and mild for England, Wales and southeastern parts of Ireland and Scotland. High temperatures at 11 to 18C.

Saturday 30/03/19 Early indications are that an area of low pressure may develop to the west of Ireland. This would bring a cooler day with showers for Ireland and more persistent rain in the far north. Windy across Ireland and western parts of the UK too. High temperatures at 10 to 17C. Sunday 31/03/19 An area of low pressure may be located to the north of Scotland on Sunday bringing a cooler, windy conditions to the UK and Ireland. A mostly cloudy day with showers in the west and more persistent rain in the north. High temperatures at 8 to 14C.

Seasonal outlook: Cold February - Late March warmth?, Dec 27 - 15:48

*February* A chilly month. Some distinct colder spells. Risk of snow and ice. Few milder periods. Little change. *March* Starring chilly or cold with risk of more sleet and snow. A sharp change mid month to wetter weather. May become significantly drier and warmer for a time later. More unsettled end to month. Simon Keeling

Europe forecast: Dry and bright for most - Showers in the north, Mar 23 - 04:43

A mostly dry and fair weekend for Europe, showers at times for the north Saturday A fair day over most of Spain and Portugal. Dry in the central Mediterranean with more sunshine here. Greece is likely to be dry and sunny, although some showers in eastern Turkey whilst the west stays dry. Some drizzle in the far northwest of France. The rest of the country will be dry with good spells of sunshine. Broken cloud in the Low Countries and Germany might thicken enough for a few spots of light rain to develop. Some patchy drizzle or rain in northern and eastern Poland. Dry in southern Poland and southern Germany as well as most of Switzerland, Austria and Hungary. >br>Fair in Denmark. Patchy rain passing east through the Baltic States and Finland, followed by sunny spells and scattered showers. Bright in Sweden, where it will be mostly dry with sunny spells. Wind, rain and snow showers affecting Norway.

Sunday A mostly dry and fair day for Portugal and Spain though cloud and showers will creep into southern areas through the afternoon. Some heavy showers could develop for Andalusia. A dry and mostly bright day elsewhere in the Mediterranean as high pressure brings settled conditions to the Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia, Italy, the Balkans, Greece and western Turkey. Cloudy with a few spots of light rain first thing for northern France, the Low Countries, northern Germany and Poland. This should clear to leave a bright and dry afternoon across much of western and central Europe. >br>A showery and breezy day for Denmark on Sunday. Mostly dry for southern Finland and the Baltics with a mixture of good sunny spells and cloudy skies. A mostly bright day for Sweden with scattered showers developing in the south through the afternoon while western parts of Norway will see persistent rain and snow through the day.

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