Most should stay dry today, with only a few light showers pushing across the Isles on the easing northerly breezes. Feeling pleasant with sunshine widespread through the day. Maximum temperature 9 °C.
Cloud increasing from southwest through the evening and night, bringing some patchy light rain to Orkney from late evening, Shetland towards dawn, as winds turn south to southwest and freshen. Minimum temperature 2 °C.
Rather cloudy with occasional patchy light rain. Temperatures milder than the seasonal averages, but with southwest winds increasing strong to near gale it will not feel so. Maximum temperature 10 °C.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:
Wednesday mild, generally dry with brighter spells readily appearing. Rainband crossing from northwest Thursday. Friday uncertain for any detail but turning cooler with some rain.
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.