Issued: 0800 Monday 8th March 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Becoming unsettled with wind, rain and showers and a risk of gales
Turning unsettled through this week as the jet-stream returns bringing low pressure and periods of rain. Windy too with gales at times. Rain will be followed by heavy showers with a risk of hail and thunder. Varying temperatures but generally milder than recent days.
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Low pressure north of Scotland on Thursday. Showery troughs will be driving eastwards through the day. These will be heavy at times and will merge into longer spells of rain, possibly thundery and with hail. The heaviest of the showers in the west. Fewer showers in the east and south, although even here there could be a few heavy showers at times. Windy with gust of 40mph or more. Highs at 7 to 11C.
Low pressure continues to affect the weather across the UK and Ireland on Friday. Staying windy with further heavy showers. These will be most frequent to the north and west with the showers again merging to longer spells of rain and falling as hail and thunder at times. Highs at 7 to 10C.
Low pressure to the north of Scotland on Saturday. Bands of showers passing eastwards through the country. The showers again merging to longer spells of rain at times, then clearing to sunny spells. Most showers in northern and western areas. Highs at 8 to 12C.
Low pressure north and east of the UK bringing sunny spells and fewer showers. Most showers again to the north and west. The heaviest of the showers in western parts of Scotland. Highs at 8 to 12C.
Lower pressure to the east with a ridge of high pressure affecting Ireland. A cooler day is likely with sunny spells and scattered showers. Most of the showers in northern and eastern Scotland and eastern England as well as western coasts of Wales. Temperatures at 7 to 11C.
The ridge of high pressure brings dry conditions in England and Wales, although a risk of drizzle over western coasts later. Rain in Scotland and Ireland. Highs at 7 to 12C.