Best of the cloud breaks appearing northeast of the A68, with highest temperatures towards the east coast. Rather cloudy across western parts, with some light drizzly showers possible. Maximum temperature 14 °C.
Occasional clear spells, these most readily appearing from Edinburgh eastwards, while cloud may thicken enough to bring some drizzly showers for areas west of Lockerbie. Minimum temperature 3 °C.
Pattern persists with bright or sunny spells more widespread in east bringing a warm afternoon to Lothian and eastern Borders. Again cloudier across far west but all should stay dry. Maximum temperature 15 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Friday dry, bright day for most, locally warm far east. Rainband crossing early Saturday. Cold, bright northerly flow following later Saturday. Turning milder Sunday as winds back westerly.
UK long range weather forecast
Sunday will be on the chilly side, with a good deal of dry and sunny weather, but there will also be a few showers in places from time to time. Next week will be off to a chilly but mainly fine start on Monday, though it will gradually become more changeable through the week. There will be rain and strong winds at times, mainly in the northwest of the UK, where gales are likely. Some rain is possible in the south too, but there will be more in the way of dry weather. The unsettled weather is likely to continue into mid April. It is likely to be fairly cold through the period, with some overnight frost possible, but feeling a little warmer in the afternoon in any sunny spells.
At the start of this period it looks most likely that we will see changeable conditions as spells of wet and windy weather move southeastwards across the UK. The most unsettled conditions are likely to be in the northwest, with more settled weather across southeastern areas. Temperatures should be near average for most. Towards the middle of the month confidence in the forecast 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. It could well turn warm at times, particularly in the south.