Mostly dry morning, but rain moving southwards later.
Mainly dry but cloudy this morning, with low cloud and patchy drizzle over the hills. A few brighter spells are possible for a time, before rain arrives during the afternoon with some heavy bursts in Cumbria. Breezier than on Thursday. Maximum temperature 12 °C.
A spell of rain will spread across most parts this evening, clearing overnight to leave clear skies. Winds will ease and it will turn chilly with a touch of frost. Minimum temperature 1 °C.
Fine but cooler for most with spells of sunshine and light winds. The odd shower may develop over Cumbria but the majority will stay dry. Maximum temperature 10 °C.
Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:
Dry and settled throughout. Breezy on Sunday and partly cloudy with sunny spells. Thereafter, light winds with some sunshine by day, but patchy frost and fog overnight.
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.