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Bright with a few showers during the morning, then heavy and persistent rain spreading from the west in the afternoon, as the southerly winds increase strong to gale force. Rain easing later. Maximum Temperature 10C.
Occasional rain, some becoming heavy again, before turning showery overnight. Severe westerly gales springing up quickly this evening, easing to strong overnight. A very mild start then turning colder. Minimum Temperature 3C.
Some bright or sunny intervals, but increasingly wintry showers, heaviest in the north and west, with some fresh snowfalls on the hills, and lower ground at night.. Strong westerly winds. Maximum Temperature 7C.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:
Staying bright but cold with sunshine and occasional wintry showers, giving further snowfalls especially on high ground, and at night. Windy at times. Showers dying out on Wednesday.
Updated at: 0422 on Sat 28 Feb 2015
Low cloud and mist slow to clear central/eastern England this morning. Rather cloudy elsewhere with some patchy light rain and drizzle, but also some brighter spells, especially in the northeast. Turning wet and very windy from the west later.
Very windy with gales for many, locally severe across Northern Ireland and southern Scotland. Rain moving east, heaviest in the northwest. Clearer, colder, showery conditions spreading from the northwest later.
Very windy, gales for many, locally severe in the north at first. Sunshine and blustery showers, heaviest and increasingly wintry in northwest. Longer spells of rain possible in the south.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:
Cold and windy with further wintry showers through Monday and Tuesday. Showers merging into longer spells of rain and snow at times. Turning less unsettled from the southwest Wednesday.
Updated at: 0229 on Sat 28 Feb 2015
UK Outlook for Wednesday 4 Mar 2015 to Friday 13 Mar 2015:
After an unsettled start to the period with frequent wintry showers on Wednesday, it should become drier from the southwest through Thursday. It will be windy and cold with overnight frosts. Pressure is then likely to build bringing a spell of dry weather through the following weekend, and possibly into the next working week. Most parts should be fine and dry, but cold with the potential for very cold nights. Later in the period it will probably become more unsettled in the far north/northwest with rain or showers. Meanwhile further south the signal is for a drier than average period, but still some patchy rain, and perhaps a little snow. It should turn gradually warmer; maximum temperatures may rise above average by the end of the period.
UK Outlook for Saturday 14 Mar 2015 to Saturday 28 Mar 2015:
For the second half of March the most probable scenario is for higher than average pressure over and to the south of the UK. This would bring generally more settled conditions with many places dry and often sunny. It will be cloudy at times, with some occasional rain or showers. However, the chance of any prolonged wet and windy weather is fairly small. Temperatures are more uncertain, and although they are most likely to be close to average there is still the possibility of some cold nights. This means there is the risk of overnight frosts, and also some mist or fog, though this should be quick to clear during the daytime.
Updated at: 1102 on Fri 27 Feb 2015
National Botanic Gardens
Location: 54.5796, -5.9328
Altitude: 24m above mean sea level