A cold start but turning increasingly cloudy with patchy light rain or drizzle and perhaps a few sharper showery outbreaks during the morning. Cloud and patchy rain or drizzle persisting through the afternoon with temperatures recovering near to normal. Maximum temperature 9 °C.
Staying rather cloudy overnight but becoming drier, although drizzly spells and fog persisting longest over the Pennines and Cumbrian fells. A few clear spells may develop through the small hours. Minimum temperature 5 °C.
Another cloudy day with spells of light rain, perhaps persistent over the hills. Brighter or sunner periods possible around the middle of the day. Mild. Maximum temperature 12 °C.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:
Often cloudy with patchy rain possible, particularly over hills, with the best of any brightness in the east. Turning warmer over the period.
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.