UK Seasonal Outlook

The seasonal outlook is updated every three months. Forecast availability is: Spring - March 1st, Summer - June 1st, Autumn - September 1st, Winter - December 1st.

Spring: Warmer than average

Forecast Issued 28/02/2017

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Overview

After a chilly start temperatures for much of the three month period are forecast to be above average. Rainfall is predicted to be slightly above average.

Temperature

Above average.

Precipitation

Slightly above average.

March

Temperature:

Close to average

Precipitation:

Slightly above average

First half

The first half of the month starts unsettled, with showers or longer spells of rain affecting all of the country at times. It will be rather cold, especially in northern regions where there is a risk of sleet or snow. During the second half of the period it remains quite unsettled but there is a better chance of dry spells in the south. Temperatures in the south are expected to become close to the seasonal average, but it remains rather cold in the north where there is a risk of snow. Overnight frost develops readily during drier interludes.

Second half

Temperatures are expected to be close to average in the south for much of the period, but in the north it could be quite cold at times. Showers or longer spells of rain affect all regions, and in the north there is a risk of snow over high ground and perhaps down to low levels on occasion.

 

 

April

Temperature:

Above average

Precipitation:

Slightly above average

First half

Changeable weather is forecast with heavy showers or more persistent outbreaks of rain in all regions. Temperatures vary significantly with colder and milder than average spells. It may be cold enough at times for showers to turn wintry in the north, with sleet or snow over higher ground. Occasional overnight frost is also likely. 

Second half

Changeable conditions continue but temperatures over the period as a whole probably will be above the seasonal average. As the forecast period progresses there may be an increasing chance of drier and warmer spells of weather, particularly in southern and central regions.

May

Temperature:

Slightly above average.

Precipitation

Slightly below average

First half

The first half of the month is likely to bring warmer than average conditions, with a good deal of sunshine, but also heavy showers. Northern areas will possibly be cooler at times with more prolonged spells of rain.

Second half

Temperatures generally stay above the average and a reasonable amount of fine weather is expected. Less settled conditions return at times, especially towards the end of the month, with a chance of heavy showers or longer outbreaks of rain.

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