Enjoy The Spring Sunshine ... While It Lasts!
Although it’s a frosty and in places foggy start to Tuesday, the sun will quickly get to work this morning, so the fog patches across eastern England will lift and temperatures will quickly rise. So by the afternoon, many places will enjoy some pleasant early spring sunshine, with temperatures reaching 12-14C generally across England and Wales, perhaps somewhere reaching 15C (59F). It will be cooler near southern and eastern coasts in the southeasterly breeze. After a cloudy start, a generally much brighter or sunny day in store than yesterday across much of Scotland and Northern Ireland, temperatures reaching 7-9C.
But it’s all change on Wednesday. High pressure which has been in control for a while finally relaxes its grip. This will allow Atlantic fronts to move in, bringing thicker cloud and outbreaks of rain north across most areas, accompanied a strengthening southeasterly wind across the north. Further bands of rain, heavy in places, will move north across the UK on Thursday and Friday, the rain perhaps becoming slow-moving and persistent across northern Scotland. It will remain mild in the south, but colder across Scotland, in a strong to perhaps gale force easterly wind.
Remaining unsettled over the weekend, with further rain across many areas, while turning increasingly cold from the north. So rain may turn increasingly to snow across the north – especially over higher ground. The colder conditions in the north possibly then spreading further south by early next week and as it remains unsettled, there’s a chance of precipitation turning wintry in nature further south too next week.
So make the most of the spring-like conditions today, because winter looks like making a comeback later this weekend and early next week.
5th March 2013 08:14 Updated: 5th March 2013 08:14