Bright and chilly weather

[Updated 06:30 05/03/2021]

Frosty Start. Posted by NMA

High pressure brings a dry and bright day to the UK. Little changes in much of the country tomorrow, but by Sunday the risk of rain increases in northern and western Scotland. Next week sees a transition back to unsettled weather with rain and strong winds becoming increasingly likely.


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Friday starts with frost in places. The rest of the of the day will be dry and bright in most of the UK, although near to the east coast there could be isolated wintry showers. It will be rather chilly, but in the afternoon it shouldn't feel too cold in the sun. This evening temperatures quickly drop.

Maximum temperatures range from 4C (39F) to 8C (46F) in the south west.

Meteo France Arpege chart 1
Meteo France Arpege, cloud cover, 15:00 GMT Fri 5th March

Tonight clear spells lead to a widespread frost. Temperatures drop several degrees below freezing point in much of the country. 


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Tomorrow will be a bright and chilly day. Frost quickly returns in the evening to most of the UK, but in the north west increasing amounts of cloud should hold temperatures up.

Meteo France Arpege chart 2
Meteo France Arpege, temperatures, 15:00 GMT Sat 6th March

Chilly weekend

During Sunday patchy outbreaks of rain push across the northern half of Scotland. Over high ground they could fall as sleet or snow. Elsewhere it remains bright with frost early and late. 

Through Monday and Tuesday outbreaks of rain are expected to push eastwards across all regions as milder conditions return from the Atlantic. Wednesday and Thursday could see colder conditions returning to the north with a risk of sleet or snow over high ground.

GFS chart 1
GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 15:00 GMT Mon 8th March

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