A dull, cloudy day with patchy light rain ranging across the Northern Isles on strong, and later near gale, southwesterly winds. Late afternoon some heavier outbreaks of rain will reach Shetland, and perhaps Orkney. Maximum temperature 10 °C.
Rainband across all at first, clearing east early evening, with a mix of clear spells and scattered light showers persisting through the rest of the evening and overnight. Windy. Minimum temperature 3 °C.
Windy. Isolated light showers during morning, but a mainly dry day with plenty of sunshine. Cloud feeding from west late afternoon, bringing patchy rain for evening, which turns heavy overnight. Maximum temperature 10 °C.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
Early rain Thursday soon clearing to leave largely dry and bright conditions. Friday and Saturday uncertain for details but current thoughts have occasional rain Friday, then sunshine and showers Saturday.
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.