Issued: 1000 Monday 25th March 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Dry and settled through the working week, all change for the weekend
High pressure dominates through this working week bringing mostly dry and settled conditions to the UK and Ireland. Temperatures close to, or above, average. Change comes from the north through the weekend as a cold front sinks across the country bringing cooler, and wetter conditions for some.
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Pressure stays high on Thursday allowing for plenty of dry weather and sunny spells. Early morning mist and fog patches will continue to be a risk. Western and northern coasts may remain rather murky through the day but it will be bright with good spells of sunshine for most. High temperatures at 10 to 17C.
High pressure shifts to the southeast on Friday allowing a cold front to bring thicker cloud and persistent rain to northern parts of Scotland. Staying mostly bright, dry and mild for England, Wales and southeastern parts of Ireland and Scotland. High temperatures at 9 to 18C.
Low pressure to the north on Saturday sends a cold front southward across the UK and Ireland which will bring light, patchy rain to northern parts of the UK and Ireland. Behind the front will be light scattered showers which may fall as snow over the mountains of Scotland. Staying dry in the southeast but clouding over later in the day. Feeling cool in the northerly wind with highs at 7 to 16C.
A ridge of high pressure tries to reestablish over the UK and Ireland on Sunday. This brings a mostly settled day with a mixture of cloudy skies and sunny spells. Cloudier in the north, brighter in the south. High temperatures at 5 to 8C.
Monday may be rather windy as high pressure moves to the southeast and low pressure is located to the north. This brings a westerly airflow with persistent rain for western coasts and hills. Drier and brighter in the south and east. High temperatures at 8 to 10C.
A westerly flow dominates on Tuesday bringing a rather overcast and gloomy day for much of the country. Showers in western areas may fall as snow over the mountains of Scotland. High temperatures at 8 to 12C.