Spring on the way

[Updated 06:50 04/03/2015]

Sunny day

There are scattered showers in northern and western regions this morning but most of the UK is dry with clear periods. Locally there is a touch of frost.

During Wednesday most places remain dry with sunny periods as the remaining showers fade away. The combination of lighter winds and temperatures ranging from about 5C (41F) in the north to 9C (48F) in the south will make it feel less cold than in recent days.

Tonight a patchy frost develops but by the morning increasing cloud cover in the north and west is likely to lift temperatures. Minimum overnight temperatures widely close to 0C (32F).

Tomorrow southern and central regions stay dry with brighter spells but during the afternoon cloud amounts are forecast to increase. In the northern half of the UK a cloudier picture is expected with patchy outbreaks of rain. Keep an eye on the rainfall radar for the latest view.

The prospects for Friday are similar with dry and at times sunny conditions in the south. Cloudier with drizzle in the north and in western Scotland heavier and more persistent outbreaks of rain. Feeling quite mild especially in the south.

By the weekend warm air being pumped up from the Azores means it becomes even milder. Temperatures could reach 16C (61F) locally making it feel more like late May than early March! A Föhn effect on Saturday could result in eastern Scotland being the warmest part of the UK!

High pressure is set to remain in control of the weather during the first half of next week keeping it mostly dry. Temperatures probably head gradually back down, but in the south remaining above the March average. Check Buzz for the latest view on the medium term prospects.

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