Severe weather warnings
Wednesday A rather windy day with plenty of cloud for many. There will be outbreaks of drizzle, mostly on western coasts and hills. The drizzle turning to more persistent rain at times with plenty of hills fog too. More southeastern parts of the country, and those areas sheltered from the wind are going to be seeing drier conditions and a few bright or sunny spells coming through. Mild in these areas too with highs at 13 to 17C.
Wednesday Night Staying damp and cloudy through tonight, breezy too. There will be further outbreaks of drizzle and rain in more western areas, especially on the hills where there will also be fog. To the east and south it should be drier although rather cloudy. Drizzly and some outbreaks of rain in Ireland. Lows near 10 to 13C.
Thursday Low pressure to the west of Ireland with high pressure to the east. A south to southwest flow brings mild air through all areas. There will be periods of rain, some of them heavy on the hills and coasts. Heavy showers follow through Ireland, some of them thundery. Eastern parts of the country will be cloudy, although that breaking to allow for some bright or sunny spells coming through. Highs at 13 to 17C.
Friday Low pressure is in control of the weather through Friday with temperatures remaining above normal. It stays unsettled with an area of rain passing east followed by heavy showers. The showers could be thundery at times. Highs of 11 to 19C.
Cloudier with bands of showery rain passing north and mainly afecting the west Good morning, Bands of showers will be tracking northwards during the course of today, mostly affecting western areas. So if you're out and about early, do take a brolly because you might just need it. This morning sees the showers in southern Ireland and southwest England, son edging into Wales and central Ireland. An area of cloud and drizzle affects northeastern Scotland throughout this morning. Elsewhere it should be dry with some broken cloud.
This afternoon sees the showery rain affecting Northern Ireland, northern Ireland, Wales, the Midlands and southern England, the most significant over the hills. Staying damp in the far northeast of Scotland with some drizzle here.
Tonight brings more drizzly outbreaks of rain to western coasts and hills. The east should be dry although cloudy and mild.
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Mixed for many but becoming drier and brighter again next week The weather becomes more mixed in the coming days. There will be outbreaks of rain with most of it to the west. It should be mild too. Indications are that pressure builds next week once more bringing plenty of sunshine, dry weather and warm conditions.
For the weather for the next few days click here Friday 31/3/17 Low pressure is in control of the weather through Friday with temperatures remaining above normal. It stays unsettled with an area of rain passing east followed by heavy showers. The showers could be thundery at times. Highs of 11 to 19C.
Saturday 1/4/17 Low pressure affects the country on Saturday bringing a mix of sunshine and showers. The showers will be heavy at times, although they should ease in the afternoon from the west. Highs at 11 to 16C.
Sunday 2/4/17 Low pressure to the east on Sunday with a ridge of high pressure building from the west. There is the risk of an odd shower in more eastern areas, but generally it is looking fair with sunny spells for most. Highs at 11 to 15C.
Monday 3/4/17 A ridge of high pressure remains in more southern and eastern areas of the country. Fronts affecting Ireland and Scotland bringing rain in more western areas. Tending to be dry in much of England and eastern Wales as well as eastern Scotland with some good spells of sunshine. Highs at 12 to 17C.
Tuesday 4/4/17 Pressure stays high to the south on Tuesday with lower pressure to the north. There is a risk of wind and showers affecting Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England. Elsewhere it should be dry with sunny spells. Highs 9 to 17C. Wednesday 5/4/17 High pressure dominates across the country on Wednesday. It is going to be dry with spells of sunshine throughout. Feeling warm too. Highs at 12 to 18C.
Fine for much of Europe although some showers in southern Turkey Tuesday An improvement in the weather across Iberia today with both Portugal and Spain to have a dry day with sunny spells and also a bit warmer. Lots of showers, some heavy across Britain and into northern France, Belgium, The Netherlands and western parts of Germany. High pressure continues to give a fine spells of dry, sunny weather from eastern Germany across into Poland, The Baltic States, The Baltic States and across much of the Balkans and the Adriatic Region. Occasional showers to come across parts of Greece and the far south of Italy. Just a few showers too across parts of Turkey but dry in the main. A dry day across northern Italy, Sardinia, Corsica and the Balearics. Rather cold across Norway, Sweden and Finland but dry. Cold and snowy across Russia.
Wednesday Fair and warm across Spain and Portugal with lots of sunshine to come here. It will be fair across the Balearics too and the sunshine and warm weather continues in Italy. An odd shower in southern Greece and some heavy and thundery showers affecting the south of Turkey too. France should be dry with plenty of spring sunshine and it will be warm too. More sunshine in the Low Countries and Switzerland as well as Austria and Hungary. Southern Germany should be fair but there will be cloud and rain in the north. This cloud and rain affecting Poland as well. A mostly dry day in Denmark with sunny spells although there will be cloud and some patchy rain in the far south. Coud and some outbreaks of rain in the Baltic States. Scattered showers in Finland. Fine across Sweden and Norway with sunshine here.
My favourite page for a comprehensive weather forecast is the BBC's 24 hour forecast as it provides hourly conditions, giving you a good idea of when any cloud or rain will appear during the day. To find the 24 hour forecast you need click here and enter your postcode, then select 24 hour forecast.