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.

Today's photo

Frosty Start. Posted by NMA View the full size picture.

Send your photos

If you'd like your weather photo featured on the homepage, upload it to our gallery using our weather camera and image uploader which now allows you to rotate the picture. Remember to add the descriptive tags if possible. We will try to crop it automatically to the correct size.

View all published user photos in the Sky Eye Gallery

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. 

Quick links

Monthly forecast for March

TWO seasonal forecast for spring 2021

GEFS 35 day charts

GEFS custom data tables [Updated]

Recent videos

Subscribe to our YouTube channel


Latest video

March weather forecast


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

Get weather notifications

If you're on a Android, Windows or Mac device scroll down a little and you will see a "Want weather notifications?" heading. If you select Notify Me! you will be asked to allow to send notifications. Select allow and you're registered. You can unsubscribe at any time. At the moment iPhone and iPad don't support the technology.





High pressure keeps it settled


Get weather updates by email

Register now


7 day charts


Summer 2021 weather

GFS v16 model upgrade

Easter 2021

Spring weather outlook

Winter 2020-21 summary