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Forecast Issued 29/02/2020
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The forecast headline is for a milder than average spring but some cold spells are likely early on. There is no strong forecast signal but on balance rainfall is expected to be close to the average.
Above the 30 year average taken over the three month period as a whole.
Rainfall levels are forecast to be close to average.
Close to average.
Changeable and chilly weather is likely early in the month. Showers could be wintry at times, especially in the north where sleet or snow may fall to low levels. Later in the period there are signs of it turning drier and milder, especially in the southern half of the UK.
A transition to mixed weather is expected to take place early on. All regions have showers or longer spells of rain but also dry periods. Temperatures should be close to the average over the period as a whole with a mix of colder and milder periods.
Slightly above average.
Rather unsettled and some chilly periods. Showers or more persistent spells of rain probably affect all regions. It may be cold enough at times for showers to turn wintry, especially in northern areas where sleet or snow remains possible. Nighttime frosts continue to be possible.
Unsettled conditions and close to average temperatures are expected early on. Therefore a mix of sunshine and showers, as well as days with more persistent rain is likely. Showers could be heavy and thundery with hail at times. Later on the chances of warmer and drier spells increase, particularly in the south.
Warmer than average conditions are expected for much of the period, with a good deal of dry and increasingly sunny weather. Northern areas may well be less settled and cooler at times with showers or longer spells of rain.
Temperatures continue above average for much of the period. The trend is expected to be towards less settled conditions with showers or longer outbreaks of rain returning at times.
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