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March weather: Often unsettled 

Issued 02/03/2017


Close to average


Slightly above average



1/3 to 7/3


All regions have unsettled weather with showers or more persistent spells of rain. In the north it will often be quite cold and there is a risk of snow, mostly but not only over higher ground. In the south temperatures fluctuate but they will generally be closer to the average. Very windy at times.

8/3 to 14/3

Mostly unsettled

The predominantly unsettled theme is expected to continue through the week but there is a greater chance of the south having dry spells. In the north it probably remains quite chilly and at times it may be cold enough for snow to fall to low levels. Temperatures in the south are expected to fluctuate around the average for much of the period.

15/3 to 31/3

Changeable [Forecast confidence is low]

Temperatures are expected to be close to average in the south for much of the period, but in the north colder incursions are quite likely. 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.

Important note about long range weather forecasts: It is considered impossible to say with certainty what the weather will be like more than a few days ahead in the UK. Long range forecasts on TheWeatherOutlook have not been independently verified, and we make no claims for their accuracy. A range of factors including seasonal computer models, recent weather patterns, sea surface temperatures and teleconnections are considered when making the forecasts.

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