Skies will be mostly grey this morning, perhaps with spots of rain and drizzle. Some brightness will develop at times, especially in the east, and it will feel warm in any sunshine. Maximum temperature 15 °C.
Cloud will thicken this evening, with hill fog and some light rain and drizzle likely overnight. It will stay mild though, and frost free. Minimum temperature 8 °C.
Friday will be largely cloudy and grey, with some spots of rain and drizzle in the west. A band of heavier rain will then move into the northwest later. Maximum temperature 13 °C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
It will be mostly dry and bright this weekend, with some sunny spells. By Sunday it will feel colder, but it will stay settled into the new working week.
UK long range weather forecast
High pressure is expected to dominate at first, bringing largely settled weather with bright or sunny spells. However, weak fronts may bring more cloud and some rain to the far north where it will remain breezier. Patchy overnight frosts are likely but there should be a gradually warming trend for daytime temperatures. High pressure should gradually lose its influence towards the end of March. Southern and southeastern areas will remain mostly fine, though with some fog. Spells of rain and stronger winds are likely to spread from the northwest into central areas. Temperatures are generally expected to continue to rise, becoming very warm for some, whilst in the northwest they will remain nearer normal. Further frontal systems are expected to push in from the Atlantic for the start of April.
At the start of this period it looks most likely that we will see changeable conditions as spells of wet and windy weather spread from the west. Towards the middle of the month confidence is low; however there is a possibility that we may see a return of more widely settled and drier weather. Some wetter interludes are still possible, particularly in the northwest, and also showers perhaps coming up from the south at times. Temperatures are likely to remain above normal throughout.