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24th March 2019 09:26

Jet Stream heading north and Spring is springing

With the jet stream on the way north this week, high pressure will be running our weather show bringing plenty of settled, dry weather. There will be some cloud around at times, but where the sun is shining, it'll feel very pleasant and very spring-like. 

For much of England and Wales the settled weather has already arrived, and for many today will be a bright or sunny day. Into Scotland and Northern Ireland it's a different story where it's windier with some blustery, and over the hills at least, wintry showers. They, along with the gusty winds will actually filter further south as the day wears on as well, making their way into Northern England later.

Showers across Scotland today 

Temperatures today will be warmest in southern and central parts, reaching the low-teens. Elsewhere 7-12c will be typical, with the cooler end of that in the north and west. 

A lot of the showers will die out overnight, and with skies clearing, that's going to lead to a frost in places - chiefly from northern England northwards. A bright or sunny day then follows for a good deal of the country, but there will be more cloud drifting into some coastal regions, especially in the west and north, with a few drizzly bits of rain possible, particularly in the north of Scotland. Temperatures will be on a par with today, so not looking especially exciting but warm enough in the sunshine. 




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Into midweek, with high pressure well in charge, there's very little likely to change day to day. There will be some cloud under the high, so don't expect wall to wall sunshine, and if you're in the far north or northwest of Scotland, you will see some thicker cloud and even some rain moving in at times. But in the main, it's fine, dry and increasingly warmer. More parts will be heading into the teens on Tuesday, perhaps the mid-teens by Wednesday and Thursday may even see some parts getting into the high teens. 

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Temperatures rising midweek

On the flipside of that, it will be chilly overnight with frosts forming in places; there could also be some misty or foggy patches which could take a little while to clear. 

By Friday there'll be very little change, but with the high pressure just starting to slide away into the continent, the weekend is likely to see Atlantic fronts beginning to make some inroads down from the northwest. Much of England and Wales will stay settled initially, but the less settled, wetter weather is likely to move further southeast later in the weekend and into next week. It's not certain at this stage though, but something to keep an eye on over the coming days.

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