The month ahead

The monthly outlook is based on output from global forecasting models and our own analysis.

March weather: Often unsettled  

Forecast Issued 03/03/2019


Close to average.


Slightly above or above average.


1/3 to 7/3

Unsettled and stormy at times.

All regions have showers or longer periods of rain. At times it will be very windy with the likelihood of gales or severe gales, especially in the west and north west. In the north there will be colder incursions which lead to a risk of snow over high ground and possibly down to low levels at times. Temperatures in the south remain close to or above the seasonal average for much of the period.

8/3 to 14/3

Changeable. [Forecast confidence is moderate]

The week may start off on a quiet note and there is the possibility of nighttime frost. Unsettled weather quickly returns from the west and all regions have showers or longer outbreaks of rain during the rest of the week. It may become windy at times. Temperatures fluctuate around the average in the south. The north probably will be quite cold at times and there is a risk of sleet or snow, especially over the hills.

15/3 to 31/3

Mixed. [Forecast confidence is low]

Changeable conditions continue. Periods of showers or longer spells of rain affect all areas but they will probably be the most frequent in the north. The south has a greater chance of drier and quieter interludes. In the north it could be chilly at times and there is a risk of snow over higher ground. Temperatures in the south are likely to be close to or slightly above the average for most of the time.

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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