Sunny, cold start with local frost. Cloud will increase and thicken and this will bring some showery rain by the afternoon, perhaps turning persistent. Some eastern parts could stay brighter with showers possible here. Light winds. Maximum temperature 12 °C.
Turning drier with a few clear spells developing. Most areas remaining cloudy with some mist and fog, mainly covering higher ground. Patchy drizzle could affect western areas. Minimum temperature 4 °C.
A mainly fine day and many areas will be dry, with any remaining patchy light rain and drizzle dying out. Feeling quite pleasant by the afternoon, with some bright spells. Maximum temperature 15 °C.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:
Largely dry with variable, often large, cloud amounts, but also some bright or sunny spells. Increasing chance of overnight mist or fog patches. Feeling noticeably warmer.
UK long range weather forecast
Confidence is low for this weekend, but it looks sunny for many, once patchy rain in the south clears. There will be some blustery showers in the northwest though, with the risk of gales in the far north. Through the latter stages of March, we will see a good deal of dry weather across central and southeastern parts of the UK, with bright or sunny spells. It will be more changeable across the northwest, with rain and strong winds from time to time. Temperatures are most likely to be around the average for the time of year, although some warmer periods are likely in the southeast when the sun shines. However, occasionally in the northwest it may be rather cold.
For the start of April, changeable conditions are likely, with near normal temperatures across the UK. Thereafter, the forecast looks more uncertain, but it seems most likely that we will see changeable conditions across the UK once again. Wet and windy weather may be interspersed with drier and brighter spells, with the most unsettled conditions still probable in the north. By the middle of the month, we may see a return of more widely settled weather. Temperatures could potentially start off a little warmer than average, but they may fall nearer to the seasonal average for a time in early April.