A bright, dry start to the day, then increasing amounts of cloud through the morning with the chance of some scattered showers in the north and west. Remaining rather cloudy through the afternoon with patchy light rain at times. Maximum temperature 10 °C.
Staying rather cloudy but becoming drier, although perhaps some spells of light rain and fog over the Staffordshire Peaks. Clear spells may develop through the small hours for dawn. Minimum temperature 5 °C.
Some bright or sunny spells may occur at times but generally quite a cloudy day, with some spells of light rain or drizzle possible, mainly over high ground. Mild. Maximum temperature 12 °C.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:
Often fairly cloudy with patchy light rain possible, particularly over hills. Some sunny spells, especially in the east. Fog possible overnight. 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.