Dry overnight. Rather cloudy Friday, with rain late on.
This Evening and Tonight:
Dry with some clear spells during the evening, although tending to become cloudier later, especially in northern areas. Temperatures will dip under possible clear spells, with some fog patches perhaps possible in the south later in the night. Minimum temperature 7 °C.
Mainly dry, but less mild than of late and rather cloudy, with the best chance of some limited sunny intervals in the east. Rain eventually spreading southwards during the evening. Maximum temperature 14 °C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
On the cloudy side on Saturday, but dry through this period, with variable cloud cover but some sunshine. Cooler than recent days, with light winds throughout.
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.