Issued: Sunday 2nd March 2014
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling & Captain Bob
Spring for a time in the first half of the month, then turning more unsettled
March is showing signs of being a reasonable month, at least during the first half.
There are hints that the final third of the month may well become more unsettled, with most rainfall across the northern half of the UK and Ireland.
*8/3/14 to 14/3/14*
There are indications that a ridge of high pressure will be building through the south of the country during this week, This is going to be bringing increasingly dry and fair weather to many parts of England, Wales and southern Ireland. Feeling mild here too.
More cloud and some rain in the north and west of Scotland, but gradually conditions should become dry here as well.
Overnight frosts are likely under clear skies and light winds, with some morning fog patches too.
*15/3/14 to 21/3/14*
The weekend and very early part of the week is likely to be staying under the influence of high pressure. This continues the run of fair weather with sunny spells, and remaining mild as well.
However, indications are that early in the week fronts will penetrate through the country, bringing periods of rain with them.
It is likely to be turning cooler as well.
*22/2/14 to 28/2/14*
Remaining cool and unsettled into the weekend with further spells of rain.
An improvement is expected to take place during the week though, with the far south of England and Wales turning drier with temperatures nearer normal.
Further spells of rain across northern part of the UK and Ireland, especially the west, but feeling milder too.
*29/2/14 to 4/3/14* Hints of a mixed start with some outbreaks of rain across the northern two-thirds of the UK and Ireland still possible.
Southern areas should be drier and bright, as well as milder, and gradually through the week this drier, brighter and milder air extends northwards.
Simon & Capn Bob
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