Issued: 1600 Friday 2nd March 2018
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling
Milder early next week but then colder later
The cold of the past few days is going to be easing from the south. Low pressure takes control and brings mixed weather to all parts of the country, probably with plenty of cloud and relatively low reainfall amounts. We do need to watch the end of the week for the risk of cooler weather returning as rain affects the south, perhaps turning to sleet.
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Low pressure dominates the weather on Monday. There will be plenty of cloud and a few spots of drizzle and light rain for many areas. Cloud and some periods of sleet and snow in central and northern Scotland. Highs around 3C in northern Scotland, 10C in southern England.
Pressure stays low through Tuesday. A front over Northern Ireland and southern Scotland as Pressure remains low over the country on Tuesday. There may be some sleet or rain in northern and eastern Scotland. Mostly dry further south albeit cloudy. A few spots of drizzle to the south and west. Highs at 10C in the southeast, 3C in northern Scotland.
Pressure stays low on Wednesday as the flow becomes more easterly again. The day should be generally dry, although eastern areas may see some rain or drizzle on coasts. A few bright spells to the west. Highs at 3 to 10C.
Pressure is low again on Thursday. This brings cloud and outbreaks of rain for many. An unsettled day, mild in the south. Highs at 9C in southern areas, 4C in northern Scotland.
Friday brings the risk of low pressure to the south bringing more rain and the risk of some sleet over high ground. Cooler in more northern areas with some sunny spells and a few showers. Highs at 7C in southern England, 3C in northern Scotland.
Rain may affect southern areas of the country on Saturday, turning to sleet during the day, especially on high ground. Brighter and drier for northern England and Scotland as well as Northern Ireland. Highs at 5C in southern England, 1C in northern Scotland.