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Mixed weekend with heavy showers today


[Published 07:10 18/03/2023]

Near to Berkhamsted Overcast and damp weather. Posted by Brian Gaze

Heavy showers develop today and in the north west of the UK there will be longer spells of rain. Tonight cooler air returns southwards and tomorrow should be dry for many. However, in the afternoon wet conditions return to Northern Ireland and north western Britain. (If you would like to browse the website without adverts until the end of the year and contribute to its ongoing development you can do so by making a donation of £20 or more via PayPal, see below).

Saturday starts with showers in much of the UK. It is mild with temperatures already in double figures in places.

Through the day showers affect much of the UK and there will be some heavy ones around. There will also be a band of persistent rain in the north west, but it becomes patchier as it moves southeastwards. Quite windy in the north west.

Temperatures range from 6C (43F) in northern Scotland to 15C (59F) in England. See the rain radar for the latest view.

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UK Met Office UKV, rain and snow, 15:00 Saturday, 18th March

Tonight the band of rain clears southeastwards. Clearer skies follow it, although a few wintry showers push into Scotland. Frost develops in parts of the north.

Tomorrow starts dry in the vast bulk of the UK. However, cloud builds in the west and outbreaks of rain move across Northern Ireland and into western Britain. Over high ground in Scotland they fall as sleet or snow. Temperatures close to the March average.

UK Met Office UKV, rain and snow, 15:00 Sunday, 19th March

Showers or longer spells of rain

Monday will see the unsettled period continuing. An area of heavy rain pushes northwards across the northern half of the UK. To its south there will be patchy spells of rain and during the afternoon they become heavier in the west. Quite mild.

Tuesday begins with outbreaks of rain in the north. They should clear quite quickly to leave a mix of sunny spells and and showers in all areas. Mild.

During Wednesday an area of rain slowly clears southeastwards. Brighter conditions follow, but showers feed in and they could have a wintry flavour in Scotland. Temperatures close to the norm.

GFS chart 1
GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 15:00 Wednesday, 22nd March

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Near to Berkhamsted Overcast and damp weather. Posted by Brian Gazeweather camera and image uploader to send your pics.

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