Colder with showers turning wintry

[Updated 07:00 28/03/2020]

Snow rapidly melting. Posted by brian gaze

Colder air pushes southwards this weekend across all regions. There will be a lot of dry weather but showers develop with most of them in central and eastern areas. They turn increasingly wintry and snow is possible even at low levels. Next week temperatures are expected to gradually recover but the risk of frost remains.


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Saturday starts with scattered showers in the north of the UK. Elsewhere it is dry. Through the day sunny spells develop but cloudier skies push southwards across central and eastern regions. The risk of showers becomes more widespread and as colder air filters in there is an increasing likelihood of them turning wintry. A keen northeasterly breeze makes it feel cold, especially when showers come along.  

Temperatures range from 6C (42F) in Scotland to 12C (54F) in the south west during sunny spells. See the rain radar for the latest view.

Arpege forecast chart 1

Meteo France Arpege, cloud cover, 15:00 GMT Sat 28th March

Tonight wintry showers continue in eastern Scotland as well as central and eastern England. At times they are likely to fall as snow down to low levels. Clear periods in northern and western areas lead to a widespread frost. In the Scottish Glens temperatures could plunge to -8C (18F).

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Tomorrow wintry showers increasingly become confined to central and south eastern England. A few heavy ones are possible. A strong northeasterly wind will make it feel very cold across southern and central regions. Elsewhere it remains mostly dry and bright, although it could become cloudier in northern Scotland.

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DWD ICON, rain and snow, 15:00 GMT Sun 29th March

High pressure in control

During Monday scattered showers continue with most of them in the south east where it will feel cold again. Other regions  have a good deal of sunshine and temperatures climb a little higher than in recent days.

Through the following days high pressure remains close to the UK so it stays mostly fine. Daytime temperatures begin to recover but the risk of nighttime frosts remains. Later in the week another cold plunge from the north is a possibility as the area of high pressure becomes centred farther west again.

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GFS, surface pressure and 500hPa heights, 15:00 GMT Wed 1st April

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