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UK Forecast: Rain north & west - Very mild east & south, Mar 21 - 16:35

Friday A moist and mild southwest flow affects all of the UK and Ireland this morning. There will e a front bringing rain into western Scotland and western Ireland, some of it will be heavy. Breezy here too. Some drizzle over western coasts and hills. Elsewhere the coud breaks with some bright or sunny spells developing. The area of rain slips through the rest of Scotland, Ireland and into northern England and Wales this afternoon. Most of the rain will be light or patchy with cloud shrouding the hills. Brighter and cooler in Scotland and Ireland, some showers in the west. Dry in central and southern parts of England too with further bright spells. Highs at 18C in southeast England, 9C in northern Scotland, 9 to 11C in Ireland.

Friday Night Cloudy tonight in England and Wales as a front weakens and moves south. This brings a band of patchy rain and drizzle into central and southern England and Wales, but most areas dry. Rather murky with cloud over hills. Clearer skies in Scotland and Northern Ireland, scattered showers in the west. Mild in England at 6 to 10C, turning cooler in northern England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland with lows of 1 to 5C.

Saturday Pressure is going to be high over the UK and Ireland on Saturday. A weak front is expected to become stationary over southern England and the far south of Wales. This gives drizzle and some patchy outbreaks of rain. Cloudy skies in England, Wales and much of Ireland, just a few bright spells developing. Showers in northern Ireland and wester Scotland with the cloud breaking in eastern Scotland where it feels chilly in the wind. Highs at a cooler 7 to 11C.

Sunday A cold front eventual clears southern England on Sunday morning, taking spots of rain with it. Turning brighter for most as a ridge of high pressure builds through Ireland, England and Wales allowing for sunny spells. Breezy in Scotland, showers here most of them in the north and west. Dry and bright in eastern and southern Scotland. Highs at 13C in southeast England, 8 to 10C in the north and west.

Morning Call: Mild, bright east - Drizzle in west, Mar 21 - 04:44

Low cloud and drizzle in the west, very mild with sunshine in the east Good morning, Thye moist southwesterly flow that we have experienced in the past few days is set to continue through Thursday. This has brought some fairly murky weather to many western coasts and hills,m and that is likely to be continuing today. Western Scotland is most at risk of any murk, low cloud and drizzle.

Brighter over most of England and Wales. Here there will be sunny spells, again the best away from eastern coasts, with some sunny spells. Feeling very mild in the sunshine too; a positive touch of spring in the air.

Ireland is likely to be fairly murky around coats, but inland areas should be dry and brighter. Mild as well.

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Week ahead: Cooler weekend - Milder next week, Mar 21 - 06:46

A cooler weekend then milder again next week Temperatures become less mild this weekend when there will be plenty of cloud and a few spots of rain for many. Higher pressure next week with sunny spells. It may become very mild at the end of the week as southerly winds develop.

For the weather for the next few days click here Sunday 24/3/19 A cold front eventual clears southern England on Sunday morning, taking spots of rain with it. Turning brighter for most as a ridge of high pressure builds through Ireland, England and Wales allowing for sunny spells. Breezy in Scotland, showers here most of them in the north and west. Dry and bright in eastern and southern Scotland. Highs at 13C in southeast England, 8 to 10C in the north and west.

Monday 25/3/19 High pressure over Ireland and affecting the whole of the UK on Monday. This brings a cool day with dry weather and plenty of sunshine in the west. There will be some cloud and showers in northwest Scotland and perhaps some showers and cloud over the Pennines and parts of the Midlands. Highs at 8 to 12C.

Tuesday 26/3/19 High pressure remains over the UK and Ireland on Tuesday. It is likely to be a chilly start to the morning, but then the day is likely to be dry and sunny over most of England, Wales and Ireland as well as southern and eastern Scotland. Some cloud in northwest Scotland allowing for a few spots of drizzle here. Highs at 9 to 15C.

Wednesday 27/3/19 High pressure stays over the country on Wednesday. More dry weather with good spells of sunshine after a chilly start. Some cloud may affect western coasts and hills. Highs at 11 to 17C.

Thursday 28/3/19 Pressure stays high on Thursday. This allows for plenty of dry weather and sunny spells. However, a weak front may push some cloud east across Scotland and parts of northwest England. A risk of some patchy drizzle in the far northwest. Highs at 11 to 18C. Friday 29/3/19 Pressure staying high through Friday. This brings a fair day with lots of sunshine. It may become very mild. Highs at 14 to 20C.

Seasonal outlook: Cold February - Late March warmth?, Dec 27 - 15:48

*February* A chilly month. Some distinct colder spells. Risk of snow and ice. Few milder periods. Little change. *March* Starring chilly or cold with risk of more sleet and snow. A sharp change mid month to wetter weather. May become significantly drier and warmer for a time later. More unsettled end to month. Simon Keeling

Europe forecast: Fine central Europe - Rain north & south, Mar 21 - 04:43

Sunny and dry in central Europe, showers in the Mediterranean and gales in Norway Thursday Rain affects the eastern coasts of Spain on Thursday. More central and western areas will be drier and brighter. Portugal should be fair with good spells of sunshine. Cloud and some rain in the Balearics as well as Sardinia and Sicily. Fair for much of Italy with sunny spells here. Greece should be dry with good spells of sunshine. Staying dry in Turkey too, again with sunny spells but some showers in the south. Plenty of sunshine across France, although some morning mist and fog patches. fair for the Low Countries and Germany with plenty of sunshine. Staying sunny and dry in Poland. Austria, Hungary and Switzerland look set to be dry with good spells of sunshine throughout. Breezy and dry in Denmark with sunny spells. Breezy too in the Baltic States. Cloud and some patchy rain in Finland. Breezy in southern parts of Sweden, wind and rain in the north. Cloud and rain affecting the western coasts and hills of Norway.

Friday High pressire brings plenty of sunshine again through Portugal and northern Spain. A few showers ine astern and southern Spain. Showers in the balearics as well as Sardinia, but dry in Corsica. Fine for Italy with good spells of sunshine here. Greece should be dry and sunny, with plenty of sunshine to come in Turkey. The high pressure brings a fair day to central Europe too. Lots of sunshine in France and the Low Countries and well as Germany. Poland should be dry with moe sunshine. It should be fine in Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland. Fair for Denmark with lots of sunshine. Staying fair in the Baltic States. The sunshine extends into Finland as well. Cloud and wind in northern Sweden, dry to the south with sunshine here. Gales affecting Norway with the weather being moe unsettled here throughout.

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